Peasant mobility, local migration and premodern urbanization

@article{Smith2014PeasantML,
  title={Peasant mobility, local migration and premodern urbanization},
  author={M. Smith},
  journal={World Archaeology},
  year={2014},
  volume={46},
  pages={516 - 533}
}
  • M. Smith
  • Published 2014
  • Geography
  • World Archaeology
Abstract The scale of human movement at the local and regional levels in agrarian states, called ‘local migration’ by Charles Tilly, can be quite extensive. I review several characteristics of such movement, culled from a range of disciplines and historical contexts. Three spatial patterns are examined: village nucleation; rural-to-urban migration; and intra-urban movements. The movement of people into settlements – whether villages or cities – should not be viewed as an extraordinary… Expand
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