Volume 57 - Number 3 - Fall 1991

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.

57:30567 Anson Calvo, Maria del C. An example of demographic differences in Aragon: country and city in the seventeenth century. [Un ejemplo de demografia diferencial en Aragon: campo y ciudad en el siglo XVII.] Boletin de la Asociacion de Demografia Historica, Vol. 8, No. 3, 1990. 21-65 pp. Madrid, Spain. In Spa.
The author compares the demographic features of a rural and an urban area in the region of Aragon, Spain, in the seventeenth century. Aspects considered include fertility, nuptiality, mortality, age at marriage, life expectancy, and family structure and average number of children. Data are primarily from parish baptism, marriage, and burial records.
Correspondence: M. del C. Anson Calvo, Universidad de Oviedo, Calle San Francisco 3, 33003 Oviedo, Spain. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

57:30568 Archer, Richard. New England mosaic: a demographic analysis for the seventeenth century. William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 47, No. 4, Oct 1990. 477-502 pp. Williamsburg, Virginia. In Eng.
The author presents a social and demographic analysis of historical New England in the United States. "This investigation is based on records of 22,164 people who either migrated to New England before 1650 or were born there between 1620 and 1649. The data come from James Savage's Genealogical Dictionary of New England, supplemented, modified, and corrected by genealogies and passenger lists...town, county, and colony records, town and church histories, and firsthand accounts. The lives collectively span the time between the 1560s and the 1740s." An attempt is made to examine both the unique and the representative populace of that time period.
Correspondence: R. Archer, Whittier College, Department of History, Whittier, CA 90608. Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

57:30569 Bouchard, Gerard. Mobile populations, stable communities: social and demographic processes in the rural parishes of the Saguenay, 1840-1911. Continuity and Change, Vol. 6, No. 1, May 1991. 59-86 pp. Cambridge, England. In Eng. with sum. in Fre; Spa.
"Our inquiry focuses firstly on the population dynamics of a set of rural parishes in a newly settled region [Saguenay, Canada]....[It] seeks to discern new aspects of population turnover with regard to the model of a persistent core as compared to moving margins. It also comments on the social process of family reproduction that governed most of parish population dynamics. In this paper, the concept of social or family reproduction refers to the various ways and strategies worked out by married couples in order to establish their grown-up children in an occupation....Data from the BALSAC population database have been used to study 13 rural parishes that had already reached the end of their pioneer stage...between 1842 and 1891."
Correspondence: G. Bouchard, Universite du Quebec, SOREP Inter-University Research Center, 555 Boulevard de l'Universite, Chicoutimi, Quebec G7H 2B1, Canada. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

57:30570 Draskoczy, Istvan. The population size of Saxon Transylvania at the end of the fifteenth century. [Die Bevolkerungszahl des Siebenburger Sachsenlandes am Ende des 15. Jahrhunderts.] Review of Historical Demography, No. 6, 1990. 106-48 pp. Budapest, Hungary. In Ger.
The author reviews historical sources of data on the population of the Saxon area of Transylvania, now a part of Romania. Population estimates for cities and districts at the end of the fifteenth century are presented.
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.

57:30571 Buzasi, Janos. The sources of historical demography in the Hungarian National Archives 1526-1780. Review of Historical Demography, No. 6, 1990. 57-105 pp. Budapest, Hungary. In Eng.
The author analyzes the data sources for the Hungarian National Archives for the years 1526-1780. A compilation of all the source types that have been used by historical demographers is included.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

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