Sign up for our Email Newsletter Berghahn Books Logo

berghahn New York · Oxford

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Youtube
  • Instagram
Exiles From European Revolutions: Refugees in Mid-Victorian England

View Table of Contents

See Related
History Journals

Email Newsletters

Sign up for our email newsletters to get customized updates on new Berghahn publications.

Click here to select your preferences

Exiles From European Revolutions

Refugees in Mid-Victorian England

Edited by Sabine Freitag and Rudolf Muhs
Published in Association with the German Historical Institute London

256 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-57181-417-3 $135.00/£99.00 Hb Published (July 2003)

ISBN  978-1-57181-330-5 $29.95/£23.95 Pb Published (July 2003)

eISBN 978-1-78238-979-8 eBook

Hb Pb View cartYour country: United States - Click here to remove geolocation   Buy the eBook from these vendors Request a Review or Examination Copy (in Digital Format) Recommend to your Library Available in GOBI®


Studies on exile in the 19th century tend to be restricted to national histories. This volume is the first to offer a broader view by looking at French, Italian, Hungarian, Polish, Czech and German political refugees who fled to England after the European revolutions of 1848/49. The contributors examine various aspects of their lives in exile such as their opportunities for political activities, the forms of political cooperation that existed between exiles from different European countries on the one hand and with organizations and politicians in England on the other and, finally, the attitude of the host country towards the refugees, and their perceptions of the country which had granted them asylum.

Sabine Freitag is Research Fellow at the German Historical Institute in London.

Rudolf Muhs is Lecturer in German History at the University of London (Royal Holloway).

Subject: History: 18th/19th Century Refugee and Migration Studies
Area: Europe Central/Eastern Europe


Notes on contributors

Chapter 1. Introduction
Sabine Freitag


Chapter 2. 1848 – Britain and Europe
John Saville

Chapter 3. British Exceptionalism in Perspective: Political Asylum in Continental Europe
Andreas Fahrmeir

Chapter 4. The Asylum of Nations: Britain and the Refugees of 1848
Bernard Porter


Chapter 5.  Italian Exiles and British Politics before and after 1848
Maurizio Isabella

Chapter 6. The French Exiles and the British
Fabrice Bensimon

Chapter 7. Continuities and Innovations: Polish Emigration after 1849
Krzysztof Marchlewicz

Chapter 8. Lajos Kossuth and the Hungarian Exiles in London
Tibor Frank

Chapter 9. The Politics of Czech Liberation in Britain after 1849
Ivan Pfaff


Chapter 10. Voices of Exile: French Newspapers in England
Sylvie Aprile

Chapter 11. ‘The Begging Bowl of Revolution’: the Fund-raising Tours of German and Hungarian Exiles to North America, 1851–1852
Sabine Freitag

Chapter 12. German Socialism in London after 1849: The Communist League of August Willich and Karl Schapper
Christine Lattek

Chapter 13. Chartists and Political Refugees
Iorwerth Prothero

Chapter 14. Immigrants and Refugees: Who were the Real Forty-Eighters in the United States?
Bruce Levine


Chapter 15.  Keeping Busy in the Waiting-room: German Women Writers in London following the 1848 Revolution
Carol Diethe

Chapter 16. Jeanne Deroin: French Feminist and Socialist in Exile
Pamela Pilbeam


Chapter 17. Home Alone? Reflections on Political Exiles Returning to their Native Countries
Ansgar Reiss


Back to Top