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Household and Family Religion in Antiquity (review)

Household and Family Religion in Antiquity (review) Miller's elegant writing and impressive breadth make this book an obvious choice for the classroom. Therefore, its ultimate success will no doubt depend on how it is used. Miller's careful selection of topics and generally excellent examination of key issues will give students in global and comparative courses on environmental history a thorough introduction to the issues that have attracted the most in-depth scholarly attention. It could also function as a core text--even one that could engender some debate--in courses about Latin American environmental history. Perhaps most exciting from a disciplinary standpoint, An Environmental History of Latin America would work very well in general survey courses on the region. It would allow instructors to bring a cutting-edge discussion of the environment into curricula that are typically structured around political and social dynamics. Instructors who assign the book alongside more traditional texts would be able to "green" their discussion of Latin American history and add a major new dimension to survey courses. I hope they will. Not only would it give students exposure to issues whose significance we are only beginning to comprehend, it would suggest that environmental issues form an integral part of Latin American history itself. christopher http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of World History University of Hawai'I Press

Household and Family Religion in Antiquity (review)

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Abstract

Miller's elegant writing and impressive breadth make this book an obvious choice for the classroom. Therefore, its ultimate success will no doubt depend on how it is used. Miller's careful selection of topics and generally excellent examination of key issues will give students in global and comparative courses on environmental history a thorough introduction to the issues that have attracted the most in-depth scholarly attention. It could also function as a core text--even one that could engender some debate--in courses about Latin American environmental history. Perhaps most exciting from a disciplinary standpoint, An Environmental History of Latin America would work very well in general survey courses on the region. It would allow instructors to bring a cutting-edge discussion of the environment into curricula that are typically structured around political and social dynamics. Instructors who assign the book alongside more traditional texts would be able to "green" their discussion of Latin American history and add a major new dimension to survey courses. I hope they will. Not only would it give students exposure to issues whose significance we are only beginning to comprehend, it would suggest that environmental issues form an integral part of Latin American history itself. christopher

Journal

Journal of World HistoryUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Dec 23, 2009

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