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The Encyclopedia of Migration and Minorities in Europe. From the 17th Century to the Present

Although migration and integration have become important concepts today as a result of globalization, migration movements, integration, and multiculturalism have always been part of the history of Europe. Few people realize how many ethnic groups participated in migration within Europe or into Europe and this ignorance has grave consequences for the social and political status of immigrants.

Piet Emmer en Leo Lucassen (eds.)
20 September 2011
Cambridge University Press

Newly available to an English-speaking audience, this encyclopaedia 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. The first resource of its kind, The Encyclopaedia of Migration and Minorities in Europe is a comprehensive and authoritative research tool.

This handbook on European immigration history has been edited by Piet Emmer and Leo Lucassen, together with their German colleagues Klaus J. Bade and Jochen Oltmer (University of Osnabrück). This is a revised and updated version of the original German edition from 2007 (publisher Schöningh/Fink).

The following staff members from the Institute for History contributed to this encyclopedia: Cátia Antunes, Corrie van Eijl, Pieter Emmer, Raymond Fagel, Erika Kuijpers, Leo Lucassen, Jessica Roitman, Marlou Schrover and Wim Willems.

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