Sara Miglietti is an Assistant Professor of French Studies at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA. John Morgan is an environmental and social historian, and a Lecturer in Early Modern History at the University of Manchester, UK.
Governing the Environment presents us with diverse and innovative scholarship on how early modern thinkers interpreted the complex relationships between people and their dynamic environments. Although focused on the past, this well-crafted volume provides fresh perspectives on current interrogations into what constitutes nature in light of the long history of politicized climate knowledge, the variable effects of human agency, and the challenges of environmental governance projects. Mary Floyd-Wilson, University of North Carolina With learning lightly worn, these insightful essays illuminate the multiple, and ever-evolving, understandings of climate and the environment circulating in Western Europe and North America in the early modern centuries. They convincingly show how deeply environmental ideas, and management practices, were embedded in prevailing political and social orders - then as now. John McNeill, Georgetown University