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The Poor and other Marginal Groups

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Discussion Topics and Essay Questions

  • Which groups were marginalized in early modern Europe, and why?
  • What considerations shaped the distribution of poor relief in early modern Europe?
  • How marginal were 'marginal' groups in early modern society?

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a) The Poor
b) Non-Christian minorities, esp. Jews and Muslims
    c) Other Groups (esp. sexual deviants, vagrants and lepers)

     

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