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HIST 1200.105: Laws of Migration and Empire (Fall 2017): Find Background

Research guide for Chris Szabla's class: HIST 1200.105, Laws of Migration and Empire.

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The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration.
Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.
(Online only)

"[T]he first work of its kind to document the history of migration through the lens of a range of disciplines and historical epochs..... [T]he most comprehensive effort to date to bring together leading scholars who are discovering the importance of migration to the human condition." [Introduction]

The Encyclopedia of Migration and Minorities in Europe from the Seventeenth Century to the Present.
New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
(Print only: Olin Reference JV7 590 .E4913 2011 +)

"...presents a systematic overview of the existing scholarship regarding migration within and into Europe. The first section contains survey studies of the various regions and countries in Europe covering the last centuries. The second section presents information on about 220 individual groups of migrants from the Sephardic Jews emigration from Spain and Portugal in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to the present-day migration of old-age pensioners to the holiday villages in the sun." [Publisher's information]

The Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Donald M. Borchert, editor in chief.
2nd edition. 10 volumes. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2006.
(Online version; print version: B 51 .E56 2006 +)

More than 2,100 entries including African, Islamic, Jewish, Russian, Chinese, and Buddhist philosophies; bioethics and biomedical ethics; art and aesthetics; epistemology; metaphysics; peace and war; social and political philosophy; the Holocaust; feminist thought; and much more. Also features 1,000 biographical entries on major figures in philosophical thought throughout history. [from the publisher's information]

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History.
Joel Mokyr, editor in chief.
5 volumes. New York: Oxford, 2003.
(Online version; print version: Olin Reference HC 15 .O94z 2003)

A source of insightful articles about the economic aspects of historical events worldwide.

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