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Poverty, cultures of
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Since the last quarter of the 20th century, researchers have focused their attention increasingly on the poor as individuals. This enables them to study the life and survival contexts of this social category to gain impressions of the personalities of the poor, their material and mental situation, their relationships to their social milieu and lifestyles, and their contacts with the other segments of soci…

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Bräuer, Helmut, “Poverty, cultures of”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 22 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_017075>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210107

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