Migration in World History

Front Cover
Routledge, 2005 - History - 193 pages
0 Reviews

This fascinating study traces the connections among regions brought about by the movement of people, diseases, crops, technology and ideas.

Drawing on examples from a wide range of geographical regions and thematic areas, Manning covers:

* earliest human migrations, including the earliest hominids, their development and spread, and the controversy surrounding the rise of homo sapiens
* the rise and spread of major language groups
* examination of civilizations, farmers and pastoralists from 3000 BCE to 500 CE
* trade patterns including the early Silk Road and maritime trade in the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean
* the effect of migration on empire and industry between 1700 and 1900
* the resurgence of migration in the later twentieth century, including movement to cities, refugees and diasporas.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

About the author (2005)

Patrick Manning is Professor of History, African-American Studies and Education at Northeastern University in Boston. He started out working on African and colonial history, and is now the director of the World History (research) Center at Northeastern, and is very active in the world history world.

Bibliographic information