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Little Ice Age
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1. General remarks

The term “Little Ice Age,” commonly used in scholarly contexts since the 1930s, refers to the phase of distinctive cooling that occurred between the medieval period of maximum warmth and the modern hothouse climate. The Little Ice Age is the most incisive long-term cooling phase of the last millennium, during which in most parts of the world glaciers advanced and extended far beyond their current positions […

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Glaser, Rüdiger, “Little Ice Age”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 18 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_022285>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190801



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