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Making Minorities History: Population Transfer in Twentieth-Century Europe

Matthew Frank


This book examines the various attempts made by European states over the course of the first half of the twentieth century, under the umbrella of international law and in the name of international peace and reconciliation, to rid the Continent of its ethnographic misfits and problem populations. It is principally a study of the concept of ‘population transfer’—the idea that, in order to construct stable and homogeneous nation states and a peaceful international order out of them, national minorities could be relocated en masse in an orderly way with minimal economic and political disruption as ... More

Keywords: population transfer, minority, European, twentieth century, international, nation state, resettlement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199639441
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639441.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew Frank, author
Associate Professor in International History, University of Leeds