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Balkans, migration, mid-19th century to present

Migration A–Z

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  1. Ulf Brunnbauer

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm055

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

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Brunnbauer, U. 2013. Balkans, migration, mid-19th century to present. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

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  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

The modern history of the Balkan region in the southeast of Europe cannot be comprehended if the consequences of migration are ignored: labor migrations, ethnic migrations, colonization, forced migrations, and political exile resulted in frequent reconfigurations of settlement patterns and an ethnically, religiously, and linguistically heterogeneous population. Eminent historians of the Balkans, therefore, consider migration one of the constitutive features of the historical specificity of this region in the premodern as well as the modern periods (Katsiardi-Hering 2000; Sundhaussen 2006).

Keywords:

  • assimilation and exclusion;
  • cultural diversity;
  • demography and population studies;
  • ethnic cleansing