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Poverty and Deviance in Early Modern Europe

Poverty and Deviance in Early Modern Europe



Part of New Approaches to European History

  • Date Published: March 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 perspectives on the role of the poor themselves in the provision of welfare services characteristic of much recent social history. Robert Jütte shows how the notions of poverty and social deviance that preoccupied much contemporary thought saw their ultimate fruition in the systematic programmes for social welfare that emerged during the nineteenth century. 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. He examines the lives not only of poor relief recipients but of the vast number of destitute individuals who had to find other means to stay alive, and how these people shaped their own patterns of survival within given communities.

    • 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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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 1994
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521423229
    • length: 260 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.37kg
    • 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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