A History of Immigration

A History of Immigration: The Case of Norway 900 - 2000. 

Grete Brochmann Knut Kjeldstadli Oslo: Universitetsforlaget 2008  ISBN/ISSN: 9788215013138

Who came throughout the ages, from Irish thralls to Somali refugees? How did the various types of state and resident population at any time react to newcomers? What have immigrants contributed to Norwegian society and culture? How have the long term processes of assimilation developed? Which groups have kept themselves as distinct ethnic minorities?

This book offers a short and comprehensive history of immigration into the Norwegian area, from the Middle Ages to the present. It is intended for students, newcomers and those interested in Norwegian past and present-day society. With respect to several dimensions, Norway is
treated as a particular "case"; thus the book also addresses scholars concerned with the study of migration in general.


Chapter 1 Medieval immigration, ca. 900 to ca. 1500
Chapter 2 Migration in early modern Norway, ca. 1500 to 1814
Chapter 3 Newcomers in the era of the nation state, 1814 to 1940
Chapter 4 Migration and migrants in a modernizing society
Chapter 5 Minorities and state policy, 1814 to 1940
Chapter 6 The migrants of the Second World War
Chapter 7 Postwar growth and open borders
Chapter 8 Immigration and immigrants in the 1970s
Chapter 9 Asylum seekers: the third wave
Chapter 10 Under the wings of The Good State
Chapter 11 Encounters within the nation
Chapter 12 The 1990s: Control policy and internationalization
Chapter 13 Towards a new century
Chapter 14 The making of multicultural Norway

The long story, 1100 years of immigration

Tags: Norway, immigration, brochmann By Matthew Whiting
Published Oct. 10, 2010 11:19 AM - Last modified Oct. 10, 2010 11:53 AM