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The Global Refuge: Huguenots in an Age of Empire

Owen Stanwood


Huguenot refugees were everywhere in the early modern world. Exiles fleeing French persecution, they scattered around Europe and beyond following the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, settling in North America, the Caribbean, South Africa, and even remote islands in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. This book offers the first global history of the Huguenot diaspora, explaining how and why these refugees became such ubiquitous characters in the history of imperialism. The story starts with dreams of Eden, as beleaguered religious migrants sought suitable retreats to build perfect societi ... More

Keywords: Huguenots, refugees, empires, political economy, colonization, Protestantism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190264741
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190264741.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Owen Stanwood, author
Associate Professor of History, Boston College