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Borders and Freedom of Movement in the Holy Roman Empire

Luca Scholz

Abstract

Abstract: Borders and Freedom of Movement in the Holy Roman Empire tells the history of free movement in the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation, one of the most fractured landscapes in human history. The boundaries that divided its hundreds of territories make the Old Reich a uniquely valuable site for studying the ordering of movement. The focus is on safe conduct, an institution that was common throughout the early modern world but became a key framework for negotiating free movement and its restriction in the Old Reich. The book shows that attempts to escort travellers, issue letters of ... More

Keywords: Holy Roman Empire, Mobility, Early Modern History, Borders, Roads, Safe Conduct, Sovereignty, Freedom of Movement, Passport, Protection

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198845676
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198845676.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Luca Scholz, author
Lecturer in Digital Humanities, University of Manchester

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