Author: Christiane Harzi and Dirk Hoerder with Donna Gabaccia
Publisher: Polity Press
Price: £55.00 and £13.99
This short book aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to one of human history’s most important life-cycle choices: migration. Up-to-date and intelligent, it covers an enormous span, both chronologically and conceptually, from the ancient world to the modern; from Asia to Europe and the Americas; from historiography to system theory and intercultural relations.
Who is it for? Intended to introduce students to the complexity of the field in a clear, accessible way.
Presentation: A cheap, short paperback, divided into six clear chapters that are sub-divided for clarity. Very detailed endnotes, but the absence of a bibliography is unfortunate.
Would you recommend it? Yes, in conjunction with Robin Cohen’s Global Diasporas, which offers a neat complement.