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Temporary migration
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In contrast to permanent migrants, temporary migrants aim to return after an absence from home. Within this category in the early modern period we can distinguish two types of migrant: those whose work required them to be away for several years and those who were absent for only a portion of the year and spent the rest doing work on their own farms – usually as smallholders or sub-peasants. This article discusses the first category; on the second, see Occupation…

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Lucassen, Jan and Lucassen, Leo, “Temporary migration”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 25 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_028745>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20220831



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