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Introduction

  • Laure Philip
  • Juliette Reboul
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Part of the War, Culture and Society, 1750 –1850 book series (WCS)

Abstract

This introductory chapter recaps the most pertinent scholarly debates, before paving the way for a renewed history of the French emigration provoked by the Revolution of 1789 in Europe and beyond. Long gone are the assumptions that this under-explored phenomenon happened within the narrow confines of counter-revolutionary political agendas: this chapter highlights instead the need to better investigate the parameters of exile and host societies’ connections and reciprocal exchanges, invites to embrace multidisciplinarity, and encourages for the (re)discovery of archival sources. In remapping the geographies of exile and decompartmentalising the French emigration—making it part of a more global history and history of exile—this introduction provides a solid foundation for new connected histories and memories of exile to flourish.

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Acknowledgement

We are grateful to Kate Astbury and Kelly Summers for their careful reviewing of this introduction.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laure Philip
    • 1
  • Juliette Reboul
    • 2
  1. 1.Independent ScholarSydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Radboud Universiteit NijmegenNijmegenThe Netherlands

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