Poverty in World History by Steven M. BeaudoinPoverty in World History by Steven M. Beaudoin

Poverty in World History

bySteven M. BeaudoinEditorSteven M. Beaudoin

Hardcover | December 13, 2006

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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.
Title:Poverty in World HistoryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:136 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.6 inPublished:December 13, 2006Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415254582

ISBN - 13:9780415254588

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Table of Contents

Introduction  1. Poverty and Charity in the Pre-Modern World: Causes, Perceptions, and Strategies  2. Poverty in the Emerging Global Economy  3. Innovations in Early Modern Poor Relief  4. Industrialization, Imperialism, and World Poverty, 1750¿1945  5. Poverty, Morality, and the State, 1750¿1945  6. Poverty and Poor Relief after 1945.  Conclusion