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The great migrations : from the earliest humans to the age of globalization

Author: John Haywood
Publisher: London : Quercus, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines, in chronological order, fifty epic migrations of people from the earliest known humans leaving Africa to modern refugees in 2006 fleeing poverty, war and persecution.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Haywood
ISBN: 9781847245434 1847245439 9781847241870 1847241875
OCLC Number: 233851891
Description: 255 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Migrations in history --
Out of Africa: 1.9 million-15,000 years ago --
The first seafarers: c.50,000 years ago --
The first Americans: c.15,000 years ago --
The Indo-Europeans: c.3500-1500 BC --
The exodus: c.1200 BC --
The sea peoples: c.1200 BC --
The Phoenicians: 9th-7th centuries BC --
The Celts: c.600 BC-279 BC --
Greek colonization of the Mediterranean: c.1450 BC-500 BC --
The Bantu migrations: c.2500 BC-AD 1000 --
Masters of the steppes: 1200 BC-AD 370 --
In the wake of Alexander the Great: 336 BC-323 BC --
The Cimbri and Teutones: c.120 BC-101 BC --
Roman colonialism: 499 BC-AD 14 --
The Jewish diaspora: 721 BC-AD1948 --
The Huns: AD 48-454 --
The Goths: 376-493 --
The Vandal migration: c.390-439 --
The Anglo-Saxon migrations to Britain: 5th century AD --
The Arab expansion: 632-713 --
Vikings in the West: 793-1000 --
The Swedes and the origins of Russia: c.650-c.965 --
The Magyars: 896-955 --
Pioneers of the Pacific: 2000 BC-AD 1000 --
The Normans: 1017-1099 --
The Turks: 552-1095 --
The medieval German drive to the east: 10th-15th centuries --
The gypsies: 10th-20th centuries --
Peopling the far north: 2500 BC-AD 1500 --
The Toltecs and Aztecs: c.800-1325 --
For God and gold: the Spanish in the Americas: 1492-c.1800 --
The Portuguese colonies: 1418-1580 --
The plantations: 1532-1653 --
Profit and Puritanism: the beginnings of English colonialism: 1587-1707 --
New France: 1534-1763 --
Russia's wild east: 1581-1914 --
The Atlantic slave trade: c.1460-1882 --
Chinese peasants on the move: c. AD 1-2007 --
Transportation to Australia: 1787-1868 --
The Highland clearances: 1745-1886 --
The Mfecane: 1816-28 --
The great trek of the Boers: 1835-40 --
The Trail of Tears: 1830-42 --
Survivors of the great famine: 1830-1914 --
The Oregon Trail: 1832-83 --
Indian migration in the British empire: 1834-1947 --
Mormons in search of a promised land: 1846-69 --
Gold rush to California: 1848-53 --
The Armenian diaspora: 582-1922 --
Back to Israel: 1881-2007 --
The Second World War and its aftermath: 1939-1972 --
The world on the move.
Responsibility: John Haywood.

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