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Connecting Worlds and People : Early Modern Diasporas (Hardcover) (Dagmar Freist & Susanne Lachenicht)

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In recent decades historians have emphasised just how dynamic and varied early modern Europe was. Previously held notions of monolithic and static societies, have now been replaced with a model in which new ideas, different cultures and communities jostle for attention and influence. Building upon the concept of interaction, the essays in this volume develop and explore the idea with specific reference to the ways in which diasporas could act as translocal societies, connecting worlds and peoples that may not otherwise have been linked. The volume looks at the ways in which diasporas or diasporic groups, such as the Herrnhuters, the Huguenots, the Quakers, Jews, the Mennonites, the Moriscos and others, could function as intermediaries to connect otherwise separated communities and societies. All contributors analyse the respective groups’ internal and external networks, social relations and the settings of social interactions, looking at the entangled networks of diaspora communities and their effects upon the societies and regions they linked through those networks. Divided into two sections, the first part of the volume (’Diasporas connecting Europe’) looks at diasporas with a focus on cross-cultural social interaction within Europe while being part of a diaspora stretched across the world. The second part (’Diasporas connecting worlds’) concentrates on diasporas with a focus on cross-cultural social interaction outside Europe while staying connected with their places of origin in Europe. The collection thus takes a fresh look at early modern diasporas, combining religious, cultural, social and economic history to better understand how early modern communication patterns and markets evolved, how consumption patterns changed and what this meant for social, economic and cultural change, how this impacted on what we understand as early developments towards globalization, and how early developments towards globalization, in turn, were constitutive of these
Number of Pages: 149
Genre: History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Dagmar Freist & Susanne Lachenicht
Language: English
Street Date: December 7, 2016
TCIN: 52040109
UPC: 9781472448514
Item Number (DPCI): 248-40-1197
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