Wider research context / theoretical framework
Historical demography about and in Southeastern Europe is still quite underdeveloped compared to the leading centres of such research situated mainly in Northwestern Europe. Historical overviews of this region often deal with historical demography very peripherally. There is no publication available yet which deals exclusively with the population development in Southeastern Europe during the last two centuries, there are only publications about the population history or historical demography of single countries or the whole of Europe, but not about Southeastern Europe as a region. Quantitative analyses of regional variations in historical demography within a country and between different occupational groups have been based mainly on the only existing representative database of rural and urban populations in Southeastern Europe: the Albanian population census of 1918. This proposed project would open up the possibility to do similar research in other countries of this region and to compare them.
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