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Introduction Focal Point / Themenschwerpunkt Strangers in Strange Lands: Refugees in Early Modern Europe By Susanne Lachenicht While the history of migrations has become more important a topic in histor- icalstudiessincethe1980s, thelasttwodecadesinparticularhaveopenedup the research field to new patterns and paradigms, to questions beyond metho- dological nationalism and thus beyond the dichotomy of “emigration/immi- gration.” Migration studies have integrated new notions – those of mobility, displacement,andothering–andhavethereforeenlargedtheirperspectiveson the varieties of human movement. In transcending methodological national- ism, migration studies specialists have also started linking experiences (and memories) of the mobility of humans across time and space and across disci- plines. Historiansofancient,medieval,andearlymodernworlds,forinstance, nowdiscusstheirresearchwithspecialistsofmodernity,includinghistoriansas well as political scientists, sociologists, social workers, artists, and NGOs. 1. For select examples from the vast literature, see Leslie Page Moch, Moving Europeans: Migration in Western Europe Since 1650 (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1992); Ni- cholas Canny, Europeans on the Move: Studies on European Migration, 1500–1800 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994); Dirk Hoerder, Cultures in Contact: World Migrations in the SecondMillennium(Durham, NC:DukeUniversityPress, 2002). 2. See, for instance, Barbara Lüthi, “Migration and Migration History, Version: 2.0,” Docupedia-Zeitgeschichte 6(July2018), http://dx.doi.org/10.14765/zzf.dok.2.1178.v2. 3. For the notion of displacement, see Elena Isayev and Evan Jewell, ed., “Displacement andtheHumanities:ManifestosfromtheAncienttothePresent,”specialissue,Humanities6 (2017), https://www.mdpi.com/journal/humanities/special_issues/Manifestos_Ancient_Pre sent.SeealsoDirkHoerder,JanLucassen,andLeoLucassen,“TerminologienundKonzepte in der Migrationsforschung,” http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte - Archive for Reformation History de Gruyter

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Focal Point / Themenschwerpunkt Strangers in Strange Lands: Refugees in Early Modern Europe By Susanne Lachenicht While the history of migrations has become more important a topic in histor- icalstudiessincethe1980s, thelasttwodecadesinparticularhaveopenedup the research field to new patterns and paradigms, to questions beyond metho- dological nationalism and thus beyond the dichotomy of “emigration/immi- gration.” Migration studies have integrated new notions – those of mobility, displacement,andothering–andhavethereforeenlargedtheirperspectiveson the varieties of human movement. In transcending methodological national- ism, migration studies specialists have also started linking experiences (and memories) of the mobility of humans across time and space and across disci- plines. Historiansofancient,medieval,andearlymodernworlds,forinstance, nowdiscusstheirresearchwithspecialistsofmodernity,includinghistoriansas well as political scientists, sociologists, social workers, artists, and NGOs. 1. For select examples from the vast literature, see Leslie Page Moch, Moving Europeans: Migration in Western Europe Since 1650 (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1992); Ni- cholas Canny, Europeans on the Move: Studies on European Migration, 1500–1800 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994); Dirk Hoerder, Cultures in Contact: World Migrations in the SecondMillennium(Durham, NC:DukeUniversityPress, 2002). 2. See, for instance, Barbara Lüthi, “Migration and Migration History, Version: 2.0,” Docupedia-Zeitgeschichte 6(July2018), http://dx.doi.org/10.14765/zzf.dok.2.1178.v2. 3. For the notion of displacement, see Elena Isayev and Evan Jewell, ed., “Displacement andtheHumanities:ManifestosfromtheAncienttothePresent,”specialissue,Humanities6 (2017), https://www.mdpi.com/journal/humanities/special_issues/Manifestos_Ancient_Pre sent.SeealsoDirkHoerder,JanLucassen,andLeoLucassen,“TerminologienundKonzepte in der Migrationsforschung,”

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Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte - Archive for Reformation Historyde Gruyter

Published: Oct 1, 2021

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