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Exile, nation and liberalism (1776-1848): a transnational approach

  • This article interrogates the application of a transnational perspective to the study of exile in the Age of Revolutions. The purpose is two-fold: 1) to acknowledge the benefits of the transnational approach for studying the phenomenon of exile in Europe and the Americas in this period, especially in order to understand the parallel formation of international liberalism and European counterrevolution; 2) to question some of the limitations of this approach, especially if it means neglecting the national framework in a context of intense nation-building, like the late 18th- and early 19th-centuries. An interpretation that understands exiles merely as transnational agents misses how important for them the nation was, for it shaped both their politics and their identities.

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Author:Juan Luis Simal
Parent Title (Spanish):Ayer : revista de historia contemporánea
Publisher:Asociación de Historia Contemporánea
Place of publication:Madrid
Document Type:Article
Year of first Publication:2014
Year of Completion:2014
Release Date:2017/03/27
Tag:Age of Revolutions; Exile; liberalism; nation; transnational history
First Page:23
Last Page:48
Organizational units:Philosophische Fakultät / Historisches Institut
Peer Review:Referiert