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    Plague, war and the politics of refuge in early modern Danzig

    Hill, Katherine (2024) Plague, war and the politics of refuge in early modern Danzig. In: de Boer, D. and Janssen, G. (eds.) Refugee Politics in Early Modern Europe. London, UK: Bloomsbury. ISBN 9781350307681. (In Press)

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    Book synopsis: Refugees have existed since ancient times but it was in the early modern era that they first became a distinct social and political category. This open access book maps the early modern 'invention of the refugee' and in the process uncovers their impact on local, regional, and transnational politics. With case studies ranging from Scandinavia to the Maghreb, Refugee Politics in Early Modern Europe traces how refugees transformed Europe. Topics explored include: the development of refugees as a political group in early modern societies; the role of displaced minorities in forging humanitarian networks; and the impact of refugees on migration management and imperialism. Most notably, this collection of essays moves beyond discussions of expulsion and flight to shine a spotlight on how states responded critically and constitutionally to refugees – as a means of galvanizing social groups, reinforcing identities, promoting activities, and expanding bureaucratic reach. The result is a sophisticated comparative study of migration, identity, power and politics which will be vital reading to all scholars of early modern Europe.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): refugees, Mennonites, exile, religion
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Katherine Hill
    Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2024 08:44
    Last Modified: 11 Apr 2024 15:38


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