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The French Anarchists in London, 1880-1914: Exile and Transnationalism in the First Globalisation

Constance Bantman


This book recounts the story of the 500 or so French anarchists exiled in London between 1880 and 1914. As the anarchist movement went through a terrorist phase which was especially bloody in France, the drastic repression that followed forced hundreds of ‘companions’ (the nickname of anarchists) out of the country. As most European countries closed their borders to political refugees – and above all the highly-stigmatised anarchists – at the end of the nineteenth century, Britain remained the one country offering shelter to such dissident and potentially dangerous groups, and therefore became ... More

Keywords: Anarchism, Syndicalism, Transnationalism, Terrorism, France, 19th century, London, cultural transfers, personal networks

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781846318801
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846318801.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Constance Bantman, author