The Savage Wars of Peace: England, Japan and the Malthusian Trap
May 1997, Wiley-Blackwell
References, Conventions and Measures.
Part I: The Trap:.
1. The Malthusian Trap.
2. Two Islands.
Part II: Wars of Peace:.
3. Natural Environment, Culture and Human Labour.
4. The Destruction of War.
5. The Nature, Causes and Elimination of Famine.
6. Food and Nutrition.
Part III: In the Body: .
7. Dysentery, Typhoid, Cholera and the Water Supply.
8. Drink: Milk, Water, Beer and Tea.
9. Two Methods for the Disposal of Human Excrement.
Part IV: On the Body:.
10. Vector-borne Diseases: Plague, Typhus and Malaria.
11. Public Environs: Streets, Fields and Markets.
12. Housing and Health.
13. Textiles, Clothing and Footwear.
14. Bodily Hygiene: Bathing and Washing.
15. Changing Concepts of Dirt and Cleanliness.
Part V: In the Air:.
16. Air-borne Diseases: Smallpox, Measles and Tuberculosis.
Part VI: In the Womb:.
17. Fertility, Marriage and Sexual Relations.
18. Biology and Contraception.
19. Abortion and Infanticide.
20. Strategies of Heirship.
Part VII: Outcome: .
21. Design and Chance.
* Examines key themes in history of industrial civilization.
* Compares and contrasts experiences of England and Japan over time.
* Draws on wide range of contemporary sources - traveller's accounts, diaries and medical texts.