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Europeans on the Move: Studies on European Migration 1500–1800

Nicholas Canny


This book considers the phenomenon of European migration during the three centuries following the first Columbus voyage to America. A survey of the medieval background shows that Europeans were adept at long-distance travel in search of employment and opportunity, well before the encounter with America, and that some of these medieval adventurers had long been pressing beyond the perimeter of Europe. The chapters reveal that established patterns of migration persisted well into the early modern period, and that the ‘Discoveries’ merely added new and more exotic destinations to those already op ... More

Keywords: Europe, migration, America, travel, England, Scotland, Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, France

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Print publication date: 1994 Print ISBN-13: 9780198204190
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204190.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicholas Canny, editor
University College, Galway
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