Journals Higher Education



Published: 06 March 2020

288 Pages | 18 black and white images and maps

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198845676

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Borders and Freedom of Movement in the Holy Roman Empire

Luca Scholz

Studies in German History

  • Offers a new interpretation of Enlightenment thought, and an original contribution to ongoing debates in eighteenth-century studies
  • Reconceptualises the historical relationship between political authority and human mobility
  • Reveals the extensive freedoms of movement in the Holy Roman Empire, challenging the idea of the 'Westphalian' state as a preventer of mobility
  • Reconsiders the importance of early modern borders
  • Adds a new chapter to the intellectual history of freedom of movement drawing on a wealth of previously unused sources