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Poverty in World History : Themes in World History - Steven M. Beaudoin

Poverty in World History

Themes in World History

Hardcover Published: 1st November 2006
ISBN: 9780415254588
Number Of Pages: 136

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A genuinely global survey of world poverty from 1500 to the present day, Poverty in World History focuses upon the period from around 1500 onwards when poverty became a global issue, and uses the process of globalization as the chief lens through which to study and understand poverty in world history.

The result is both a tying together of significant strands of world history, and an examination of changing attitudes towards poverty and poor relief throughout the world. This wide ranging study underscores a major consequence of increased cultural and economic interaction among the world's societies, highlighting the similarities and differences in impacts and responses to the resulting 'smaller' globe. Topics include:

  • innovations in early modern poor relief

  • the causes of trends towards a globalization of poverty after 1500

  • poor relief since 1945 to the present

  • poverty, morality and the state.

Acknowledgementsp. vi
Introductionp. 1
Poverty and charity in the pre-modern world: causes, perceptions, and strategiesp. 15
Poverty in the emerging global economyp. 35
Innovations in early modern poor reliefp. 48
Industrialization, imperialism, and world poverty, 1750-1945p. 57
Poverty, morality, and the state, 1750-1945p. 77
Poverty and poor relief after 1945p. 94
Conclusionp. 113
Indexp. 119
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ISBN: 9780415254588
ISBN-10: 0415254582
Series: Themes in World History
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 136
Published: 1st November 2006
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1