Second meeting: Migration and Diasporas in the Early Modern Mediterranean
The series (in English) will reconsider the perspective of hostile and alienated identities – Christians, Muslims and Jews – that has shaped historical interpretations of the Early Modern Mediterranean, to reveal a society with a far richer set of cultural, religious and social dynamics. We will examine the extent of the hostility and divisiveness in the complex interaction of the peoples that inhabited the region around the Mediterranean Sea. Scholars from various disciplines and countries will critically examine how their disciplines have increased our understanding of situations of religious and cultural contact. In addition they will introduce new perspectives in the study and analysis of the "border-crossing" that took place in those centuries in an attempt to reconstruct multifaceted ways of interaction that will unveil a less divided and polarized Early Modern Mediterranean world.