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Exulantenstadt
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The term Exulantenstadt (German: “town of religious emigrés”) was coined by the Münster city historian Heinz Stoob [4]. In his 1966 typology of early modern towns, he used it to denote towns that were either newly founded by Protestant refugees of conscience from the mid-16th century, or whose confessional and economic profile was radically altered by the mass immigration of confessional refugees. The first town Stoob placed in this category was Leszno (Lissa) in Poland, which was founded especially for the …

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Esser, Raingard, “Exulantenstadt”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 24 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_019064>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180126



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