Migration, Migration History, History

Old Paradigms and New Perspectives

by Jan Lucassen (Volume editor) Leo Lucassen (Volume editor)
Edited Collection 454 Pages


During the last decade studies have indicated that migration has been a normal, structural element of human societies throughout history. Progress in migration and settlement studies under this new paradigm has been so substantial that a new state of the art is needed. This book presents a reconsideration of current theoretical perspectives encompassing enlightened insights in diverging specialisms in the field of migration history, such as slavery studies, ethnic history, macro-economic migration studies, and gypsy studies. The seventeen essays in this volume, written by leading scholars in the field, collectively represent a pioneering effort in migration and settlement studies. They address the problems of ongoing specialization (and hence the need for synthesis) and the difficulties of integrating the consequences of this new paradigm into general histories.


ISBN (Softcover)
Ethnic history Gypsy study Slavery study Macro economic migration study Contemporary History
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 1997, 1999, 2005. 454 pp., 2 ill.

Biographical notes

Jan Lucassen (Volume editor) Leo Lucassen (Volume editor)

The Editors: Jan Lucassen (1947) is Senior Research Fellow at the International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, and Professor of International and Comparative Social History, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Leo Lucassen (1959) is Professor of Social History at Leiden University and Assistant Professor of Social History at Amsterdam University.


Title: Migration, Migration History, History