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  • 21); indeed, so long as the Hebrews were an agricultural people, in a land often ravaged by severe famines, the law of the Sabbatical year could not have been observed.
  • In 1901 the population was 9,723,301, showing a decrease of 20% in the decade owing to the great famines of1897-1898and 1900-1901.
  • The few records during the middle ages are borne out by what is known of famines and pestilence.
  • The country was also visited by a succession of famines and floods, and in 1348 the Black Death swept over Europe like a terrible scourge.
  • Bellary is subject to disastrous storms and hurricanes, and to famines arising from a series of bad seasons.

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