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Across the Danube: Southeastern Europeans and Their Travelling Identities (17th-19th c.)

Olga Katsiardi-Hering & Maria A. Stassinopoulou (eds.)
Brill, Studies in Global Social History, Studies in Global Migration History, Leiden 2017
Type: New Publications

The Danube has been a border and a bridge for migrants and goods since antiquity. Between the 17th and the 19th centuries, commercial networks were formed between the Ottoman Empire and Central and Eastern Europe creating diaspora communities. This gradually led to economic and cultural transfers connecting the Mediterranean, the Black Sea, and the Continental world of commerce. The contributors to the present volume offer different perspectives on commerce and entrepreneurship based on the interregional treaties of global significance, on cultural and ecclesiastical relations, population policy and demographical aspects. Questions of identity, family, and memory are in the centre of several chapters as they interact with the topographic and socio-anthropological territoriality of all the regions involved.

Contributors are: Constantin Ardeleanu, Iannis Carras, Lidia Cotovanu, Lyubomir Georgiev, Olga Katsiardi-Hering, Dimitrios Kontogeorgis, Nenad Makuljević, Ikaros Mantouvalos, Anna Ransmayr, Vaso Seirinidou, Maria A. Stassinopoulou.


List of Illustrations ... vii
Introduction ... 1
Olga Katsiardi-Hering and Maria A. Stassinopoulou

Part 1: Routes and Spaces
1 Greek Immigrants in Central Europe: A Concise Study of Migration Routes from the Balkans to the Territories of the Hungarian Kingdom (From the Late 17th to the Early 19th Centuries) ... 25
Ikaros Mantouvalos
2 Migrations and the Creation of Orthodox Cultural and Artistic Networks between the Balkans and the Habsburg Lands (17th–19th Centuries) ... 54
Nenad Makuljević
3 Connecting Migration and Identities: Godparenthood, Surety and Greeks in the Russian Empire (18th – Early 19th Centuries) ... 65
Iannis Carras

Part 2: Greeks in Vienna: A Close Reading
4 Greek Migration in Vienna (18th – First Half of the 19th Century): A Success Story? ... 113
Vaso Seirinidou
5 Greek Presence in Habsburg Vienna: Heyday and Decline ... 135
Anna Ransmayr
6 Endowments as Instruments of Integration and Memory in an Urban Environment: The Panadi Building in Vienna ... 171
Maria A. Stassinopoulou

Part 3: Old Settlements, Nation States, New Networks
7 In Search of the Promised Land. Bulgarian Settlers in the Banat (18th–19th Centuries) ... 193
Lyubomir Klimentov Georgiev
8 ‘Chasing Away the Greeks’: The Prince-State and the Undesired Foreigners (Wallachia and Moldavia between the 16th and 18th Centuries) ... 215
Lidia Cotovanu
9 Foreign Migrant Communities in the Danubian Ports of Brăila and Galaţi (1829–1914) ... 253
Constantin Ardeleanu
10 From Tolerance to Exclusion? The Romanian Elites’ Stance towards Immigration to the Danubian Principalities (1829– 1880s) ... 275
Dimitrios M. Kontogeorgis

Selected Bibliography ... 303
Index ... 315