Experiences of Poverty in Late Medieval and Early Modern England and France

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Exploring a range of poverty experiences-socioeconomic, moral and spiritual-this collection presents new research by a distinguished group of scholars working in the medieval and early modern periods. Collectively they explore both the assumptions and strategies of those in authority dealing with poverty and the ways in which the poor themselves tried to contribute to, exploit, avoid or challenge the systems for dealing with their situation. The studies demonstrate that poverty was by no means a simple phenomenon. It varied ...

Experiences of Poverty in Late Medieval and Early Modern England and France 2012, Ashgate Publishing Limited

ISBN-13: 9781409441083

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