ISBN-10:
0631205292
ISBN-13:
9780631205296
Pub. Date:
10/29/2008
Publisher:
Wiley
Poverty: A History / Edition 1

Poverty: A History / Edition 1

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Overview

Poverty: A History / Edition 1

Widely regarded as one of the classics of post-war historicalwriting, this book shows how central the role of poverty has beenthroughout the history of Europe.


  • A history of poverty in Europe covering over 1000 years.
  • Translated into Italian, French, German, Spanish andJapanese.
  • High profile author - a leading member of solidarity andprofessor at the College de France.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780631205296
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/29/2008
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 7.87(w) x 9.84(h) x 0.59(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Bronislaw Geremek was lecturer at the Sorbonne (1960-1965) were he also directed the Centre for Polish Civilization until 1966. In 1965 he was appointed head of the Research Unit on the History of Medieval Culture at the Polish Academy of Sciences. For the next twenty years he was closely involved in dissident circles in Poland, taking a central role in the founding of the Solidarity trade union in Gdansk in the early 1980s. Professor Geremek still plays an important role in Poland's politics while now continuing his teaching and research both in Warsaw and in Paris.

Table of Contents

Foreword.

Introduction: What is Poverty?.

1. The Middle Ages: Charity and Salvation.

2. The Disintegration of Medieval Society.

3. Reformation and Repression: the 1520s.

4. The Reform of Charity.

5. Charitable Polemics: Local Politics and Reasons of State.

6. Prisons of Enlightenment.

7. Poverty and the Contemporary World.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index.

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