The Protestant Reformation was notoriously the harbinger of very large movements of people, ideas, and writings, and merchant ships often became vessels of subversive paper in motion. This essay shows how merchants not infrequently performed supplementary, or perhaps alternative, functions with respect to official diplomatic channels, and were not averse to assisting in the redemption, mobility, and integration of people who fled religionis causa.
Trade and Tolerance in Early Modern Europe / Giovanni Tarantino. - STAMPA. - (2021), pp. 285-293.