Orders of magnitude of the world's urban population in history.

  title={Orders of magnitude of the world's urban population in history.},
  author={J V Grauman},
  journal={Population bulletin of the United Nations},
  • J V Grauman
  • Published 1976 in Population bulletin of the United Nations
This article claims to be 1 of the first to attempt precise estimates of urban populations at different periods of history and to date the onset of the modern urban revolution. The few existing studies with numerical estimates for the past are first examined, and a definition of urban which includes places of 5000 or more inhabitants and with defined outer contours is advanced. The main source of data is a recently published list of population estimates for a variety o fdates beginning in 1360… CONTINUE READING