A Comparative Diachronic Analysis of Post-Byzantine Networks in Early-modern Europe (15th-18th c.) - MIGWEB

Project: Research

Layman's description

This project is funded by a European Union Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellowship and examines emigration from the Balkans and Greece to western Europe from the fall of the Byzantine capital of Constantinople in 1453 to the mid-eighteenth century, a period when the Balkan region was dominated by the Ottoman Empire. To start with, the émigrés mainly settled in the immediately neighbouring lands of Italy and Hungary but they soon moved as far as Spain, the British Isles and even the New World. They were from a wide range of ethnic, socio-economic and cultural origins. The majority were craftsmen, merchants, mercenary soldiers and seamen, so that they generally settled in urban areas where their skills were in demand. A few were from an elite educated background who sought patronage from their counterparts in the west. The project uses an interdisciplinary approach that integrates historical and demographic analysis to investigate the connections between various groups of immigrants and between the newcomers and the host society. It also aims to reflect upon the wider issue of the place of emigration and immigration in the common European heritage.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie Skłodowska Curie grant agreement No 747 857

Short titlePost-Byzantine Networks in Early-modern Europe
Effective start/end date1/07/1730/06/19


European Union: £147,744

ID: 28104735