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Emigration
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was originally an imperial legal term for the forced or desired emigration of Christian citizens to another jurisdiction primarily for religious reasons. In 1555, the Peace of Augsburg guaranteed Catholic subjects of Protestant rulers the right to depart with no tax obligation or departure fee (emigrationis census). The degree to which a ruler could force citizens of other Christian confessions to emigrate remained contested. Detailed regulations for the ius emigrandi for adherents of the religious parties privileged under the law of the Empire wer…

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Graf, Friedrich Wilhelm, “Emigration”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_04300>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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