Poverty and Deviance in Early Modern Europe (New Approaches to European History)

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9780521411691: Poverty and Deviance in Early Modern Europe (New Approaches to European History)

This study provides an accessible and authoritative account of poverty and deviance during the early modern period, informed by those new perspectives on the role of the poor themselves in the provision of welfare services characteristic of much recent social history. Contrary to the once-traditional historical emphasis on the ameliorative role of individual reformers, Professor JÜtte's account looks much more closely at the poor themselves, and the complex network of social and communal relationships they inhabited.

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Contrary to the once-traditional historical emphasis on the ameliorative role of individual reformers, this study provides an authoritative account of poverty and deviance by looking much more closely at the poor themselves and their complex network of social and communal relationships.

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"...an admirable scholarly synthesis deserving of a place in academic libraries..." D. C. Baxter, Choice

"...this is a learned and inclusive synthesis concerning what we know about poverty historically since the early modern period: its images, cause, extent, standard of living, self-help, reorganization of poor relief, forms of deviance, strategies of marginalization (stigmatizing, segregating, and confining), and a final section reporting reactions such as poverty subculture, rebellion, and (e)migration." Sixteenth Century Journal

"...this is a text which Europeanists and their students will find useful." Canadian Journal of History

"[JÜtte] has effectively shown how scholars focusing on poverty and deviance have 'modernized' their field of study by incorporating the perspectives of anthropology, linguistics, semiotics, and the new cultural history." | Steven G. Reinhardt, Journal of Interdisciplinary History

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Editore: Cambridge University Press (1994)
ISBN 10: 0521411696 ISBN 13: 9780521411691
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Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 1994. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0521411696

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