The mobility transition revisited, 1500–1900: what the case of Europe can offer to global history*

@article{Lucassen2009TheMT,
  title={The mobility transition revisited, 1500–1900: what the case of Europe can offer to global history*},
  author={J. Lucassen and L. Lucassen},
  journal={Journal of Global History},
  year={2009},
  volume={4},
  pages={347 - 377}
}
Abstract Historians of migration have increasingly criticized the idea of a ‘mobility transition’, which assumed that pre-modern societies in Europe were geographically fairly immobile, and that people only started to move in unprecedented ways with the onset of modernization in the nineteenth century. In line with this critique, this article attempts to apply thorough quantitative tests to the available data. The focus is on ‘cross-community migration’, following Patrick Manning's argument… Expand
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