Migration history of the Afro-Eurasian transition zone, c.300-1500: An introduction (with a chronological table of selected events of political and migration history)

Johannes Preiser-Kapeller, Lucian Reinfandt, Yannis Stouraitis

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Abstract

This chapter provides an overview of methodological debates in the field of medieval migration studies and a chronological overview of major developments in the migration history of the Afro-Eurasian Transition Zone (between the Mediterranean and Central Asia and between Eastern Europe and East Africa) from 300 to 1500 a.d. It demonstrates that this macro-region was the most important intersection of human mobility in the pre-modern period with immense impact on all adjacent areas. Equally, migrations below the “radar” of state authorities or the interest of official historiography and the pitfalls of ancient, medieval and modern historiographies are highlighted.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMigration Histories of the Medieval Afroeurasian Transition Zone
Subtitle of host publicationAspects of Mobility between Africa, Asia and Europe, 300-1500 C.E.
EditorsJohannes Preiser-Kapeller, Lucian Reinfandt, Yannis Stouraitis
PublisherBrill
Chapter1
Pages1-49
Number of pages49
ISBN (Electronic)9789004425613
ISBN (Print)9789004382497
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2020

Publication series

NameStudies in Global Social History
PublisherBrill
Number13
Volume39
NameStudies in Global Migration History
PublisherBrill
Number13
Volume39

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