Gated Communities?: Regulating Migration in Early Modern Cities

Gated Communities?: Regulating Migration in Early Modern Cities

by Anne Winter, Bert De Munck

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In this volume, the theme of early-modern European urban migration is explored through a series of historical contexts. Each chapter demonstrates how the presence of diverse and often temporary groups of migrants was a core feature of everyday urban life, and explores the ways in which city authorities attempted to control the moral, political, religious and economic life of these newcomers.

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ISBN-13: 9781409482871
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 07/28/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
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About the Author

Prof. Dr Bert De Munck, Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium and Dr Anne Winter, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.

Table of Contents

Contents: Regulating migration in early modern cities: an introduction, Bert De Munck and Anne Winter; Part I Repertoires of Inclusion and Exclusion: Guilds and Citizenship: Migrant workers and illicit labour: regulating the immigration of building workers in 16th-century Antwerp, Jan De Meester; Craft guilds and immigration: Huguenots in German and English cities, Ulrich Niggemann; Heresy, war, vagrancy and labour needs: dealing with temporary migrants in the textile towns of Flanders, Artois and Hainaut in the wake of the Dutch Revolt (1566–1609), Yves Junot; Local categories of residence redefined: the former imperial city of Strasbourg and the politics of the French crown (1681–1789), Hanna Sonkajärvi. Part II Instruments of Regulation: Policies and Policing: Who is not welcome? Reception and rejection of migrants in early modern Italian cities, Eleonora Canepari; Immigration policy in 18th-century Trieste, Aleksej Kalc; Urban police and the regulation of migration in 18th-century France, Vincent Milliot. Part III Crossing the Lines: Begging and Poor Relief: Magistrates, beggars, and labourers: migration and regulation in 16th-century Ulm, Jason P. Coy; Regulating urban migration and relief entitlements in 18th-century Brabant, Anne Winter; Rough lives: autobiography and migration in 18th-century England, Tim Hitchcock. Part IV Comparisons and Conclusions: Cities, states and migration control in Western Europe: comparing then and now, Leo Lucassen; Conclusions, Leslie Page Moch; Bibliography; Index.

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