Print page

Migration in European History

Edited by Colin Holmes, formerly Professor of History, University of Sheffield, UK
This major two volume set examines the motivations for migration drawing on the particular experience of Irish, German, Scottish, Italian, Scandinavian and other European migrants, as well as those who migrated to Europe, such as West Indian migrants into Britain. After presenting historical overviews of migration in Europe, the first volume examines the hostility faced by migrants both in their countries of origin and their countries of destination. The second volume addresses the contributions migrants have made to the countries in which they settled as well as studies comparing the experience of different migrant groups. The continuing links of migrants with their countries of origin is also explored through an extensive series of essays and papers.
Two volume set
Extent: 1,280 pp
Hardback Price: $672.00 Web: $604.80
Publication Date: 1996
ISBN: 978 1 85898 421 6
Availability: In Stock
$0.00

Buy the E-Book @ paperback price

Join our mailing list

  • Development Studies
  • Development Studies
  • Migration
  • Social Policy and Sociology
  • Migration
  • Urban and Regional Studies
  • Migration
Migration in European History is a comprehensive collection of articles focusing on European migration during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

This major two volume set examines the motivations for migration drawing on the particular experience of Irish, German, Scottish, Italian, Scandinavian and other European migrants, as well as those who migrated to Europe, such as West Indian migrants into Britain. After presenting historical overviews of migration in Europe, the first volume examines the hostility faced by migrants both in their countries of origin and their countries of destination. The second volume addresses the contributions migrants have made to the countries in which they settled as well as studies comparing the experience of different migrant groups. The continuing links of migrants with their countries of origin is also explored through an extensive series of essays and papers.

These authoritative and wide ranging volumes offer students and scholars from many disciplines a distillation of the key texts and issues which have been addressed in the historical study of migration in Europe.
‘By bringing together these articles in a coherent structure this volume is a useful addition to the specialist’s bookshelf as well as the undergraduates reading list. The editor Colin Holmes provides a useful introduction and overview of the work’s main themes that are split into four sections – general theories of migration, an historical overview of groups involved, a tentative engagement with neglected groups and the reactions of receiving societies. . . . Students and researchers alike will be able to gain much from this collection bringing together as it does a wide selection of material.’
– Alexander Peach, Immigrants and Minorities
51 articles, dating from 1950 to 1994
Contributors: S.L. Baily, R. Cohen, M. Ellis, D. Fitzpatrick, J.D. Gould, J.H. Jackson, E. Morawska, E. Richards, R.C. Williams
Contents: Acknowledgements Introduction Volume I: Part I: General Studies Part II: Historical Overview Part III: Neglected Groups Part IV: Hostility • Volume II: Part I: New Lives in New Environments Part II: Comparative Perspectives Part III: Links with the Past and the Road Home Part IV: The Future History of Migration