Seventieth Anniversary of Population

Demography and Famine: A Pioneering Article

Isabelle Séguy  By the same author

      Christine Théré  By the same author

Resume

Jean Meuvret’s (1901-1971) article on subsistence crises is a classic of postwar historiography.1 It was perfectly timed to lay the foundations for the study of population history, a field of economic and social history still unexplored at that time, whose importance had just been highlighted by Louis Chevalier (1946) in one of the first issues (…)