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Health Care and Poor Relief in Protestant Europe 1500-1700

Edited by Andrew Cunningham, Ole Peter Grell

Routledge – 2004 – 272 pages

Series: Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine

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    978-0-415-12130-9
    June 12th 1997

Description

The problem of the poor grew in the early modern period as populations rose dramatically and created many extra pressures on the state. In Northern Europe, cities were going through a period of rapid growth and central and local administrations saw considerable expansion. This volume provides an outline of the developments in health care and poor relief in the economically important regions of Northern Europe in this period when urban poverty became a generally recognized problem for both magistracies and governments. With contributions from international scholars in the field, including Jonathan Israel, Paul Slack and Rosalind Mitchison, this volume draws on research into local conditions and maps general patterns of development.

Name: Health Care and Poor Relief in Protestant Europe 1500-1700 (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Andrew Cunningham, Ole Peter Grell. The problem of the poor grew in the early modern period as populations rose dramatically and created many extra pressures on the state. In Northern Europe, cities were going through a period of rapid growth and central and local administrations saw...
Categories: European History, Early Modern History 1500-1750, Social & Cultural History