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This front matter section of the book Globalising Migration History: The Eurasian Experience (16th-21st Centuries) contains the table of contents, acknowledgements, list of contributors, list of tables, figures, maps and illustrations and list of abbreviations. The book shows migrating soldiers are an extremely important category in the history of human mobility. The proportion of soldiers to the total population is, however, unevenly spread across Eurasia, in both space and time. Differences in time are to be expected, as periods of relative peace and war alternate. By 1500 major parts of Eurasia had well-developed commodity and labor markets, with the independent labor of small farmers, peasants, herdsmen, and craftsmen, alongside wage labor, supplemented under certain conditions by unfree labor.

Keywords: Eurasian experience; migration history; wage labor



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