Building on the Past

Disaster Risk Reduction Including Climate Change Adaptation in the Longue Durée

Authored by: Virginia García-Acosta

The Routledge Handbook of Disaster Risk Reduction Including Climate Change Adaptation

Print publication date:  April  2017
Online publication date:  September  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138924567
eBook ISBN: 9781315684260
Adobe ISBN: 9781317408659

10.4324/9781315684260.ch20

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Abstract

For me, History is the sum of all possible histories. If History is bound to pay privileged attention to the duration, the longue durée seems to be the more useful line for social sciences’ observation and reflection (Braudel 1958) – and see Box 20.1.

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