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Poverty and Deviance in Early Modern Europe

Poverty and Deviance in Early Modern Europe

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Part of New Approaches to European History

  • Date Published: May 1994
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521423229

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  • 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.

    • A comparative European perspective
    • Interesting perspective on the various paths to social security
    • Emphasis on poverty and self-help, and the role of the poor in shaping their own institutions
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    " 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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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 1994
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521423229
    • length: 260 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 153 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.405kg
    • contains: 8 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    List of tables
    1. Introduction
    2. Images of poverty
    3. The causes of poverty
    4. The extent of poverty
    5. Standards of living among the poor
    6. The poor helping themselves
    7. The reorganization of poor relief
    8. Forms of deviance
    9. Strategies of marginalization
    10. Reactions to marginalization
    11. Conclusion
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  • Author

    Robert Jütte, Universität Stuttgart

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