DMA Dialogues | Protecting Refugees in Early Modern Europe and the Atlantic World?
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Protecting Refugees in Early Modern Europe and the Atlantic World?

Protecting Refugees in Early Modern Europe and the Atlantic World?

This article looks into practices of refugee protection in the context of the heavy persecutions and mass exodus of Huguenots in the 1680s. In revisiting Huguenot petitions addressed to Protestant princes in Europe and princely edicts offering protection to newly arriving migrants, we will try to discern some patterns in refugee protection and their origins in other legal practices of the period.