Work of the Fellows: Edited Volumes

Transregional and Transnational Families in Europe and Beyond: Experiences since the Middle Ages

Edited by David Warren Sabean (NHC Fellow, 2008–09), Christopher H. Johnson, Simon Teuscher, and Francesca Trivellato

New York: Berghahn Books, 2010

From the publisher’s description:

While the current discussion of ethnic, trade, and commercial diasporas, global networks, and transnational communities constantly makes reference to the importance of families and kinship groups for understanding the dynamics of dispersion, few studies examine the nature of these families in any detail. This book, centered largely on the European experience of families scattered geographically, challenges the dominant narratives of modernization by offering a long-term perspective from the Middle Ages to the twenty-first century. Paradoxically, “transnational families” are to be found long before the nation-state was in place.

Subjects
History / Kinship / Families / Cultural History / Social History /

Sabean, David Warren (NHC Fellow, 2008–09), ed. Transregional and Transnational Families in Europe and Beyond: Experiences since the Middle Ages. Edited by David Warren Sabean, Christopher H. Johnson, Simon Teuscher, and Francesca Trivellato. New York: Berghahn Books, 2010.