Banishment
(2,418 words)

1. Terminology and origins

The term banishment describes forms of coercion that force individuals or groups to leave their present abode; their destination may be prescribed or not (Forced migration). Unlike exile, in the early modern period the term referred not only to expulsion from one’s homeland but also to geographical exclusion that in principle could end up any…

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Bretschneider, Falk, “Banishment”, 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 20 September 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_029510>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160321



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