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The Population of Europe

This book is one of a series entitled The Making of Europe, which aims ‘to address crucial aspects of European history in every field – political, economic, social, religious, and cultural’ (p. xii). In this contribution to the series, Massimo Livi-Bacci attempts to produce a history of Europe’s population from (roughly) the end of theContinue reading “The Population of Europe”

Microhistories: Demography, Society and Culture in Rural England, 1800-1930

Local history is beginning to emerge from the shadows in which it has lain for too long. Tainted for decades by its association with antiquarianism, its struggle for academic respectability has been a long one. Of course there have been academic practitioners, notably those associated with the Department of English Local History at the UniversityContinue reading “Microhistories: Demography, Society and Culture in Rural England, 1800-1930”