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War, Culture and Society, 1750-1850

French Emigration to Great Britain in Response to the French Revolution

Authors: Reboul, Juliette

  • Focuses on the interaction between French migrants and their British hosts following the French Revolution
  • Utilises a range of both traditional and innovative sources to recreate French and British encounters
  • Examines the situations, individuals and locations that were fundamental to emigrant-British cultural transfers
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About this book

This book examines diverse encounters between the British community and the thousands of French individuals who sought haven in the British Isles as they left revolutionary and Imperial France. This painstaking research into the emigrant archival and memorial presence in Britain uncovers a wealth of underused and alternative sources on this controversial population displacement. These include open letters and classified advertisements published in British newspapers, insurance contracts, as well as lists of addresses and passports drawn up by local authorities. These sources question the construction by British loyalists and French émigré elites of a stereotyped emigrant figure and their use of the trauma of forced displacement to advance ideological agendas. In fact, public and private discourses on governmental systems, foreigners, political and religious dissent, and the economic survival of French emigrants, demonstrate the heterogeneity of the responses to emigration in Britain. Ultimately, this book narrates a story in which the emigrant community and its host have been often unnoticeably yet fundamentally transformed by their encounter, in both practical and ideological domains.

 


 

About the authors

Juliette Reboul is Postdoctoral Researcher at Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Her research interests lie in material and immaterial transfers and connections in Enlightenment Europe. She currently works on two digital humanities projects examining the dissemination of books and ideas in Europe: the ERC-funded MEDIATE, and Western Sydney’s FBTEE.

Reviews

“For any reader interested in the phenomenon of Emigration this book is a must, and it is a necessary addition to any French Revolution course bibliography or library holdings. … This book’s greatest contribution is to underscore just how different the situations of the many individual émigrés were in Britain, and how hard it is to make a study of them as a group without making gross generalizations on both sides of the politico-cultural Franco-British equation/divide.” (Kirsty Carpenter, H-France Review, Vol. 18 (34), 2018)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Émigrés, Refugees and Emigrants

    Reboul, Juliette

    Pages 1-29

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  • Britain and Britons in Emigrant Retrospective Self-narratives

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    Pages 31-59

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  • Discursive Constructions of the Emigrant Figure in Loyalist Britain

    Reboul, Juliette

    Pages 61-89

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  • British Charities and the Émigré Ideological Pursuit of Social Inequality

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    Pages 91-115

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  • Marketing the Trauma of Displacement in Classified Adverts

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    Pages 117-143

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eBook 74,96 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-57996-2
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
French Emigration to Great Britain in Response to the French Revolution
Authors
Series Title
War, Culture and Society, 1750-1850
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-57996-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-57996-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-57995-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 268
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations
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