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Migrant churches
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1. Concept

Migrants (Mobility; Immigration; Emigration; Settler migration, European) in early modern Europe often established their own religious communities, especially when their religion was not institutionally represented in the area of settlement. Even if it was, many immigrants still preferred to worship among themselves, for reasons of familiarity and language. Examples of the latter case include the German Catholic Church in Rome [7] and the Protestant Walloon churche…

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Lucassen, Jan and Lucassen, Leo, “Migrant churches”, 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 18 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_024068>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190801



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