Poverty in World History Paperback / softback
Part of the Themes in World History series
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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 136 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 18/10/2006
- Category: General & world history
- ISBN: 9780415254595