Volume 60 - Number 1 - Spring 1994

I. Historical Demography and Demographic History

Studies dealing with the demographic events of any given period from the early historical to the modern, defined as being World War I.

I.1. General Historical Demography

Comprehensive surveys, notes of sources, and items on the state of research. Particularly concerned with the period before modern vital registration was introduced and censuses were taken. Historical items that primarily pertain to one specific demographic variable are classified first under the specific heading and then cross-referenced to this heading.

60:10523 Adler, Renate K. Demography and family history of the two Black Forest villages Aach and Schonmunzach in the Freudenstadt region: effects of the beginning of industrialization on rural social structure. [Demographie und Familiengeschichte der beiden Schwarzwalddorfer Aach und Schonmunzach im Kreis Freudenstadt: Ruckwirkungen der beginnenden Industrialisierung auf die Landliche Sozialstruktur.] Beitrage zur Sudwestdeutschen Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte, Vol. 14, ISBN 3-922661-98-X. LC 92-252154. 1991. vi, 360 pp. Scripta Mercaturae: St. Katharinen, Germany. In Ger.
This work was originally written as the author's doctoral thesis. The focus is on the demographic and family history of the German villages of Aach and Schonmunzach during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and the effects of industrialization on rural social structure. Chapters are included on population size and structure, economic development, property and inheritance, care of the elderly, employment structure, fertility, illegitimacy, marriage patterns, the status of single people, mortality, living conditions, and family types.
Correspondence: Scripta Mercaturae Verlag, 6551 St. Katharinen, Germany. Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

60:10524 Bessmertny, Youri. A global overview and historical demography in France from the ninth to the fifteenth centuries. [La vision du monde et l'histoire demographique en France aux IXe-XVe siecles.] Documents et Inedits du College de France, 1991. 97 pp. Diffusion les Belles Lettres: Paris, France. In Fre.
This report includes the texts of four lectures on the demography of medieval France, given by the author at the College de France, Paris, in March 1989.
Correspondence: Diffusion les Belles Lettres, 95 boulevard Raspail, Paris VI, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

I.2. Methods of Historical Demography

Applications of demographic methodology to the records of the past in order to obtain further demographic information. Relevant items are coded here and cross-referenced to N. Methods of Research and Analysis Including Models if of more general interest than to historical demography alone.

60:10529 Brown, John C.; Guinnane, Timothy W.; Lupprian, Marion. The Munich Polizeimeldebogen as a source for quantitative history. Historical Methods, Vol. 26, No. 3, Summer 1993. 101-18 pp. Washington, D.C. In Eng.
"This article introduces a source that provides extraordinarily detailed information on the lives of over 1 million Germans during the second half of the nineteenth century. This source [is] the Munich city police registration system (hereafter referred to as the Polizeimeldebogen or PMBs)....Our interest in the PMBs stems from their usefulness in studying the fertility transition in Germany during the late nineteenth century." In addition to fertility, the authors trace migration patterns, marriage age trends and spouse characteristics, and occupational and status mobility trends.
Correspondence: J. C. Brown, Clark University, Department of Economics, 950 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

60:10530 Loza, Carmen B. Life and inheritance in the Andes: the Quirua population in 1598. [Vie et patrimoine dans les Andes: la population quirua en 1598.] Annales de Demographie Historique, 1992. 313-26 pp. Paris, France. In Fre. with sum. in Eng.
"The author analyses the revisita of the Quiruas of Uyuni, a colonial fiscal document dating from 1598 concerning what is today the La Paz department of Bolivia. Two problems are examined: 1) The fact that the revisita took up the logic notation present in previous documents, which are, in order: the first census of Peru's colonial population, the Visita General del Virrey Toledo (1570-1575); and the khipus, which are a mnenonic system made of knots originally from the Andes. 2) A general reconstruction of the Quirua population by means of a life-course approach allows an examination of the individual characteristics as related to the position in the household and to the fiscal obligations. The result is that economic capacity to support this fiscal burden varies considerably with fiscal-age and productivity."
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).


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