Social Welfare in Pre-industrial England : The Old Poor Law Tradition Paperback / softback
Part of the Social History in Perspective series
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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 272 pages, 272 p.
- Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
- Publication Date: 05/12/2005
- Category: British & Irish history
- ISBN: 9780333688953