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Strangers and Poor People

Changing Patterns of Inclusion and Exclusion in Europe and the Mediterranean World from Classical Antiquity to the Present Day

by Andreas Gestrich (Volume editor) Lutz Raphael (Volume editor) Herbert Uerlings (Volume editor)
Edited Collection 616 Pages
Series: Inklusion/Exklusion, Volume 13

Summary

This collection presents research results of the Collaborative Research Centre 600 ‘Strangers and Poor People. Changing Patterns of Inclusion and Exclusion from Classical Antiquity to the Present Day’ at Trier University. It deals with central problems of social inclusion in societies of Europe and the Mediterranean World since Antiquity. The articles assembled here explore fundamental dimensions of the self-concepts of societies and social groups. From the perspectives of different disciplines, as History, History of Law, Literature Studies and Social Sciences, they focus on five main research areas: theoretical concepts of inclusion and exclusion, rights of membership and the inclusion of strangers in political spaces, religious dimensions of poor relief from the Middle Ages up into the twentieth Century, poor law and politics of poverty and the semantics of inclusion and exclusion.

Details

Pages
616
ISBN (Hardcover)
9783631599471
Language
English
Tags
Armut Wohlfahrtsstaat Untertanenrecht Armenfürsorge
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2009. 615 pp., num. fig., 1 sheet

Biographical notes

Andreas Gestrich (Volume editor) Lutz Raphael (Volume editor) Herbert Uerlings (Volume editor)

The Editors: Andreas Gestrich, Director of the German Historical Institute London and Professor of Modern History at the Trier University (on leave); research on the history of poverty and welfare. Lutz Raphael, Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at Trier University; research on the role of experts in the modern welfare state. Herbert Uerlings, Professor of Modern German Literature at Trier University; research on cross-cultural effects in German literature.

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