Volume 65 - Number 1 - Spring 1999

I. Historical Demography and Demographic History

Studies dealing with the demographic events of any given period from the early historical up to 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.

65:10485 Anatra, Bruno; Puggioni, Giuseppe; Serri, Giuseppe. History of the population of Sardinia in the modern era. [Storia della popolazione in Sardegna nell'epoca moderna.] ISBN 88-86799-18-7. LC 98-168108. 1997. 300 pp. AM&D: Cagliari, Italy. In Ita.
This is an overview of demography and demographic sources in Sardinia from the sixteenth century to the present. Section I describes available data sources, including fiscal censuses and church records. Section II examines the various censuses conducted in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Section III describes the plague and other demographic developments during the seventeenth century. Section IV covers sociodemographic characteristics, population dynamics, and marriage mobility in the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries.
Correspondence: AM&D Edizioni, via Scano 5, Cagliari, Italy. Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

65:10486 Pravdová, Bozena. A history of the population of the Czech lands. [Dejiny obyvatelstva ceských zemí.] ISBN 80-204-0283-7. LC 97-220005. 1996. 399 pp. Mladá Fronta: Prague, Czech Republic. In Cze.
This is a general historical review of the dynamics of the Czech population. There are chapters on developments in antiquity, the Middle Ages, the early modern period, the nineteenth century, the period 1918-1938, and the twentieth century as a whole.
Correspondence: Mladá Fronta, Nakladateltsví, Chlumova 10, 130 00 Prague 3, Czech Republic. Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

65:10487 Pullat, Raimo. The urban population of Estonia in the eighteenth century. [Die Stadtbevölkerung Estlands im 18. Jahrhundert.] Veröffentlichungen des Instituts für Europäische Geschichte, No. 38, ISBN 3-8053-1644-5. LC 98-139655. 1997. x, 299 pp. Philipp von Zabern: Mainz am Rhein, Germany. In Ger.
The author examines the population of Estonia's cities from 1710 to the end of the eighteenth century. After an overview of existing research and sources of data, Part I examines the population dynamics of the urban population, including natural increase and migration. Part II analyzes the social, occupational, and ethnic composition of Tallinn (formerly Revel) and other Estonian cities.
Correspondence: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, Welschnonnengasse 13A, 55116 Mainz am Rhein, Germany. Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

65:10488 Sieglerschmidt, Jörn. Investigations into the inflation of 1816-1817 in southwest Germany. [Untersuchungen zur Teuerung in Südwestdeutschland 1816/1817.] In: Krisenbewußtsein und Krisenbewältigung in der Frühen Neuzeit--Crisis in Early Modern Europe, edited by Monika Hagenmaier and Sabine Holtz. 1992. 113-44 pp. Peter Lang: Frankfurt am Main, Germany. In Ger.
This study examines the demographic consequences of the inflation of 1816-1817 in Wertheim, Germany. In contrast to earlier famines and monetary crises, mortality did not appear to increase in this case, although migration did; by this time, the nobility was able to take effective measures, such as job creation, to ward off a full fledged famine. Also, improvements in the infrastructure of the region may have increased the region's ability to handle the crisis. Detailed tables and charts on the geographical composition of the region, its markets, and its demographic trends around this time are presented.
Correspondence: J. Sieglerschmidt, Hainstraße 20, 67435 Neustadt, Germany. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

65:10489 Società Italiana di Demografia Storica [SIDES] (Bologna, Italy). Twenty years of the Italian Historical Demographic Society. [I vent'anni della Società Italiana di Demografia Storica.] Bollettino di Demografia Storica, No. 28, 1998. 200 pp. Bologna, Italy. In Ita.
This special issue is a product of a seminar held in Florence, November 14-15, 1997, on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the Società Italiana di Demografia Storica. It presents an interdisciplinary review of work on Italian historical demography over the past 30 years. There are contributions examining data sources, environmental aspects, biological and genetic factors, kinship issues, and economic aspects of Italian historical demography. There are two papers on the application of models to historical demographic studies and two papers on documents and research problems.
Correspondence: Società Italiana di Demografia Storica, Dipartimento di Scienze Statistiche, Via Belle Arti 41, 40126 Bologna, Italy. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

I.2. Methods of Historical Demography

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

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