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Author Tóth, Heléna, author.

Title An exiled generation : German and Hungarian refugees of revolution, 1848-1871 / Heléna Tóth (Ludwig Maximilians Universität, Munich)
Published New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2014


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 295 pages)
Contents Introduction: "Our story belongs to you" -- Leaving -- "What good does it do to ruin our family?" -- Exile as a profession, professions in exile -- The roots of the uprooted : émigré networks -- Returning -- Conclusion
Summary "Focusing on émigrés from Baden, Wurttemberg and Hungary in four host societies (Switzerland, the Ottoman Empire, England and the United States), Heléna Tóth considers exile in the aftermath of the revolutions of 1848-1849 as a European phenomenon with global dimensions. While exile is often presented as an individual challenge, Tóth studies its collective aspects in the realms of the family and of professional and social networks. Exploring the interconnectedness of these areas, she argues that although we often like to sharply distinguish between labor migration and exile, these categories were anything but stable after the revolutions of 1848-1849; migration belonged to the personal narrative of the revolution for a broad section of the population. Moreover, discussions about exile and amnesty played a central role in formulating the legacy of the revolutions not only for the émigrés but also for their social environment and, ultimately, the governments of the restoration. As a composite, the stories of émigrés shaped the post-revolutionary era and reflected its contradictions"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 266-287) and index
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Subject Revolutions -- Social aspects -- Europe -- History -- 19th century
Germans -- Migrations -- History -- 19th century
Hungarians -- Migrations -- History -- 19th century
Exiles -- History -- 19th century
Political refugees -- History -- 19th century
HISTORY -- Europe -- General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
Germans -- Migrations
Hungarians -- Migrations
Political refugees
Revolutions -- Social aspects
Social conditions
Ungarische Revolution 1848-1849
Deutscher Flüchtling
Ungarischer Flüchtling
Revolution 1848
Europe -- History -- 1848-1849.
Switzerland -- Social conditions -- 19th century
Turkey -- Social conditions -- 19th century
England -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
United States -- Social conditions -- 19th century
United States
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781107110335