Cultures in Contact: World Migrations in the Second Millennium
Book by Dirk Hoerder, Universität Bremen
Reviewed by Triadafilos Triadafilopoulos, University of Toronto
Triadafilos Triadafilopoulos, Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto, reviews Cultures in Contact: World Migrations in the Second Millennium. The book seeks to provide a history of migration around the world for the last one thousand years without the “Atlanto-centric” perspective commonly employed. This more comprehensive view of migration includes voluntary as well as involuntary migration and shines light on under-looked migrant populations such as women. This expansive history is divided into several subsections: Judeo-Christian-Islamic Mediterranean and Eurasian Worlds to the 1500s, Other Worlds and European Colonialism to the Eighteenth Century, Intercontinental Migration Systems to the Nineteenth Century, and Twentieth Century changes.
Read book review at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1747-7379.2005.tb00287.x.