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The Civilizing Process, Nature, and Stadial Theory

Discusses the influence of Enlightenment stadial theory on the ideas of Norbert Elias, particularly as these relate to the utilization of natural resources.

History and Nature in the Enlightenment: Praise of the Mastery of Nature in Eighteenth-Century Historical Literature

Outlines how eighteenth-century historians emphasized the use of nature as a precondition for cultural progress. Discusses such things as climatic theories, and stadial theories.