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Social Welfare in Pre-industrial England: The Old Poor Law Tradition - Social History in Perspective (Hardback)
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Social Welfare in Pre-industrial England: The Old Poor Law Tradition - Social History in Perspective (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 05/12/2005
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Crossing period boundaries separating late medieval, early modern, and long eighteenth-century England, Paul A. Fideler offers a coherent overview of parish-centered social welfare from its medieval roots, through its institutionalisation in the Elizabethan Poor Law, to its demise in the early years of the Industrial Revolution.

The study:
- incorporates the latest scholarship
- weaves together social, economic, demographic, medical, political, religious and ideological history
- offers fresh treatments of the contextual importance of Christian moral theology in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, humanist and protestant thought in the sixteenth century and neo-Stoic benevolence and political arithmetic in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
- explores two competing approaches to social welfare: societas (voluntary, rooted in custom and tradition) and civitas (mandatory, embedded in policy and law)
- concludes with a detailed examination of the first histories of social welfare in England undertaken in the late eighteenth century.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780333688946
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 451 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 20 mm

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