Antecedents of Censuses from Medieval to Nation States

How Societies and States Count

  • Authors
  • Rebecca Jean Emigh
  • Dylan Riley
  • Patricia Ahmed

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-1
  2. How Societies, States, and Their Interaction Affect Information Gathering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-4
    2. Rebecca Jean Emigh, Dylan Riley, Patricia Ahmed
      Pages 5-18
    3. Rebecca Jean Emigh, Dylan Riley, Patricia Ahmed
      Pages 19-55
  3. Fiscal Information Gathering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-60
    2. Rebecca Jean Emigh, Dylan Riley, Patricia Ahmed
      Pages 61-84
    3. Rebecca Jean Emigh, Dylan Riley, Patricia Ahmed
      Pages 85-114
  4. Toward Population Censuses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-119
    2. Rebecca Jean Emigh, Dylan Riley, Patricia Ahmed
      Pages 121-143
    3. Rebecca Jean Emigh, Dylan Riley, Patricia Ahmed
      Pages 145-172
    4. Rebecca Jean Emigh, Dylan Riley, Patricia Ahmed
      Pages 173-203
    5. Rebecca Jean Emigh, Dylan Riley, Patricia Ahmed
      Pages 205-220
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 221-266

About this book

Introduction

Antecedents of Censuses From Medieval to Nation States, the first of two volumes, examines the influence of social formations on censuses from the medieval period through current times. The authors argue that relative influence of states and societies is probably not linear, but depends on the actual historical configuration of the states and societies, as well as the type of population information being collected. They show how information gathering is an outcome of the interaction between states and social forces, and how social resistance to censuses has frequently circumvented their planning, prevented their implementation, and influenced their accuracy.

Keywords

Census comparative censuses sociology of knowledge production of knowledge science technology and society states and society comparative sociology historical sociology comparative and historical history of statistics history of demography United States history British history Italian history medieval history renaissance history modern history Censuses demography history History of demography population society sociology

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137485038
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-55359-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-48503-8
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