Historical perspectives on migration

Authored by: Dirk Hoerder

The Routledge Handbook of Transregional Studies

Print publication date:  November  2018
Online publication date:  November  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138718364
eBook ISBN: 9780429438233
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429438233-46

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Abstract

While regional studies as a field emerged in the late twentieth century, geographically defined regions and the human conceptualization of regions itself – in contrast to bordered polities and circumscribed areas – have been part of human life from the proverbial time immemorial. But it is a matter of interpretation when and to what degree knowledge about a society’s own region as well as distant ones became part of a ‘global condition’.

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