French Emigrants in Revolutionised Europe

Connected Histories and Memories

  • Laure Philip
  • Juliette Reboul

Part of the War, Culture and Society, 1750 –1850 book series (WCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Laure Philip, Juliette Reboul
    Pages 1-26
  3. The Regional and National Challenges of the Emigration

  4. Reading the Emigration, Learning in Emigration and the Émigré Theatre

  5. Global Entanglements of Exile

  6. The Return

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 321-337

About this book


‘This is a fascinating collection of essays which significantly enhances our understanding of how French émigrés were agents of cultural, social, and political modernity on a global stage. It offers new methodological and conceptual approaches to studying emigration and will become required reading for anyone working in the field.’

­ —Katherine Astbury, University of Warwick, UK

The French emigration was an exilic movement triggered by the 1789 French Revolution with long-lasting social, cultural, and political impacts that continued well into the nineteenth century. At times paradoxical, the political and legal implications of being an émigré are detangled in this edited collection, thus bringing to light unexpected processes of tensions and compromises between the exiles and their host societies. The refugee/host contact points also fostered a series of cultural transfers. This book argues that the French emigration ought to be seen within the broader context of an ‘Age of Exile’, a notion that better encompasses the dynamics of migration that forced many to re-imagine their relation to a nation and define their displaced identities. Revisiting the historiography of the last twenty years from an interdisciplinary perspective, this volume challenges pre-existing beliefs on the journeys and re-settlements – in Europe and beyond – of the French émigré community.


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Editors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-27434-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-27435-1
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