Type
Book
Title
Union in Separation : Diasporic Groups and Identities in the Eastern Mediterranean (1100-1800)
In
Viella historical research
Author(s)
CHRIST Georg - The University of Manchester (Publishing director)
ZAUGG Roberto - Centre d'histoire de Sciences Po (Publishing director)
MORCHE Franz Julius - Universität Heidelberg (Publishing director)
KAISER Wolfgang - Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (UP1) (Publishing director)
BURKHARDT Stefan - Universität Heidelberg (Publishing director)
BEIHAMMER Alexander - University of Cyprus (Publishing director)
Editor
Viella
Collection
Viella historical research
Pages
820 p.
ISBN
9788867284351
Keywords
Diasporic groups in the late medieval and early modern Mediterranean and Black Sea regions, Religious and socio-ethnic boundaries, Emergence of nation states
Abstract
EN
Union in Separation presents a series of case studies on diasporic groups in the late medieval and early modern Mediterranean and Black Sea regions. It explores how Armenian, Byzantine/Greek, Florentine, Genoese, Hospitaller, Jewish, Mamluk, and Venetian communities characterized by diasporic identities and inserted into local contexts navigated religious and socio-ethnic boundaries as well as other categories of difference. The volume draws on a wide range of historical and social-scientific methods and offers new perspectives on the arbitration of difference in the wider eastern Mediterranean from Tana to Cairo and Marseille to Isfahan prior to the emergence of nation states. It provides not only an analytical toolbox for historical diaspora studies but also reveals how, under the looming threat of crusade and within the daily routines of trade, diasporic groups and their hosts negotiated modes of coexistence that oscillated between cooperation and conflict, integration and rejection, union and separation.

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