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The Outsiders: Refugees in Europe since 1492

The Outsiders: Refugees in Europe since 1492 (Hardback)

By Ther, Philipp
Translated by Riemer, Jeremiah

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The history of Europe as a continent of refugees European history has been permeated with refugees. The Outsiders chronicles every major refugee movement since 1492, when the Catholic rulers of Spain set in motion the first mass flight and expulsion in modern European history. Ph...ilipp Ther provides needed perspective on today's refugee crisis, demonstrating how Europe has taken in far greater numbers of refugees in earlier periods of its history, in wartime as well as peacetime. His sweeping narrative crosses the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, taking readers from the Middle East to the shores of America. In this compelling book, Ther examines the major causes of mass flight, from religious intolerance and ethnic cleansing to political persecution and war. He describes the perils and traumas of flight and explains why refugees have been welcomed in some periods-such as during the Cold War-and why they are rejected in times such as our own. He also examines the afterlives of the refugees in the receiving countries, which almost always benefited from admitting them. Tracing the lengthy routes of the refugees, he reconceptualizes Europe as a unit of geography and historiography. Turning to the history of refugees in the United States, Ther also discusses the anti-refugee politics of the Trump administration, explaining why they are un-American and bad for the country. By setting mass flight against fifteen biographical case studies, and drawing on his subjects' experiences, itineraries, and personal convictions, Ther puts a human face on a global phenomenon that concerns all of us.
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ISBN 9780691179520
Released NZ 15 Oct 2019
Format Hardback
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Language English (translated from: English)
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ISBN-13 9780691179520
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Status In-stock at supplier; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Princeton University Press
Released 15 Oct 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Language English
Translated from English
Author(s) By Ther, Philipp
Translated by Riemer, Jeremiah
Category World History: C 1500 To C 1750
World History: C 1750 To C 1900
World History: From C 1900 -
World History: Postwar, From C 1945 -
European History
Social & Cultural History
Immigration & Emigration
Refugees & Political Asylum
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 235mm
Dewey Code 362.87094
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Refugees - History - Europe, Refugees - Social conditions - Europe, Europe - Emigration and immigration - History
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly;General/trade