Migration across Time and Nations: Population Mobility in Historical Contexts

Migration across Time and Nations: Population Mobility in Historical Contexts

Migration across Time and Nations: Population Mobility in Historical Contexts

Migration across Time and Nations: Population Mobility in Historical Contexts

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This volume contains papers presented at the session on "History, Models and Methods in Migration Research" at the Eighth International Economic History Congress in Budapest in 1982. Here are twenty-two essays of unquestioned relevance for the study of migration, understood not only as population movements across international boundaries but also as demographic movements within a single state. It is important to note that, although the essays devote ample space to illuminating different aspects of these movements, they do not have and, indeed, could not have a purely descriptive character, given the aims of the panel; they deal rather with the problems of analysis and interpretation as well as suggest new methods for the study of the migratory process.

These studies show the true geographical dimensions of migration movements that involved populations far beyond the frontiers of Continental Europe. At one time or another, Asia, Africa, America, Australia, as well as Europe, were all affected. A. J. H. Latham, for example, discusses two great currents of Asian migration: the flow from India to Burma, Ceylon, Malaysia, Mauritius, Fiji, the Caribbean, and East Africa; and . . .

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