Using the ecosystem concept as his starting point, the author examines the complex relationship between premodern armed forces and their environment at three levels: landscapes, living beings, and diseases. The study focuses on Europe’s Meuse Region, well-known among historians of war as a battleground between France and Germany. By analyzing soldiers’ long-term interactions with nature, this book engages with current debates about the ecological impact of the military, and provides new impetus for contemporary armed forces to make greater effort to reduce their environmental footprint.
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Sander Govaerts, Armies and Ecosystems in Premodern Europe: The Meuse Region, 1250-1850, ARC Humanities Press, 2021. 326 p. ISBN : 9781641893992.
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