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Almsgiving in the Later Roman Empire: Christian Promotion and Practice 313-450

Richard Finn OP

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283606
eISBN:
9780191712692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283606.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The book examines the various sources, distinctive forms, privileged recipients, and likely extent of almsgiving in the churches of the later empire. Almsgiving was crucial in the construction of the ... More


Introduction

Richard Finn Op

in Almsgiving in the Later Roman Empire: Christian Promotion and Practice 313-450

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283606
eISBN:
9780191712692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283606.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This introductory chapter sets the scene by describing first the urban churches of the late empire, their likely size, income and other wealth, and geographical spread. It examines the diverse forms ... More


The Economic Migrant

Robert Garland

in Wandering Greeks: The Ancient Greek Diaspora from the Age of Homer to the Death of Alexander the Great

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161051
eISBN:
9781400850259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161051.003.0009
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the reasons for becoming an economic migrant. In the modern world, economic migrants tend to be both entrepreneurial and dynamic, having demonstrated their willingness to take ... More


An Inquiry into Well-Being and Destitution

Partha Dasgupta

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288350
eISBN:
9780191596094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288352.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book deals comprehensively with the problem of poverty and undernourishment, and addresses the debate over methods of estimating their incidence. It is an analytical and empirical inquiry into ... More


Income Transfers and Poverty Redressal

Deepak Lal and H. Myint

in The Political Economy of Poverty, Equity and Growth: A Comparative Study

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294320
eISBN:
9780191596582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294328.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter analyses the empirical lessons of economic policy for various redistributive programmes for poverty alleviation arising from the sample of developing countries examined in the book. It ... More


The Political Economy of Hunger: Volume 1: Entitlement and Well-being

Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen (eds)

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198286356
eISBN:
9780191718465
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286356.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book is the first of three volumes. Every year millions of people are losing their lives around the world, undeterred by the widespread opulence and remarkably higher per capita income, because ... More


The Political Economy of Hunger: Volume 2: Famine Prevention

Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen (eds)

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198286363
eISBN:
9780191718458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286363.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book is the second of three volumes. Every year millions of people are losing their lives around the world, undeterred by the widespread opulence and remarkably higher per capita income, because ... More


The Political Economy of Hunger: Volume 3: Endemic Hunger

Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen (eds)

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198286370
eISBN:
9780191718441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286370.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book is the third of three volumes. Every year millions of people are losing their lives around the world, undeterred by the widespread opulence and remarkably higher per capita income, because ... More


The Ethiopian Famine

Amartya Sen

in Poverty and Famines: An Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198284635
eISBN:
9780191596902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198284632.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

A case study of the Ethiopian Famine of 1972–4, which had a reported death toll of between 50, 000 and 200, 000 in a population of about 27 million. An explanation for the famine is analysed in terms ... More


Drought and Famine in the Sahel

Amartya Sen

in Poverty and Famines: An Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198284635
eISBN:
9780191596902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198284632.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

A case study of the drought of 1968–73, and the famines of the 1970s in the in the six West African countries of Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, Upper Volta, Niger, and Chad. The famines are analysed in ... More


Famine in Bangladesh

Amartya Sen

in Poverty and Famines: An Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198284635
eISBN:
9780191596902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198284632.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

A case study of the 1974 famine in Bangladesh, which was associated with the floods of that year, and had an official mortality of 26,000. The causation of the famine is analysed in terms of food ... More


The Commodity Basis of Well‐Being

Partha Dasgupta

in An Inquiry into Well-Being and Destitution

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288350
eISBN:
9780191596094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288352.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter introduces the book. It discusses welfare and happiness versus and freedom and rights as two ways of looking at personhood; facts and values in the phenomenon of destitution; destitution ... More


Triumph and Jeopardy: The Shape of Jane Eyre

Heather Glen

in Charlotte Brontë: The Imagination in History

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199272556
eISBN:
9780191699627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272556.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Charlotte Brontë's account of what her first novel was not could serve as a description of her second. Those ‘sudden turns’ denied to William Crimsworth — unearned wealth, a transformative marriage, ... More


Excavating Memory: Oral History and the Case of Suhmata

Camille Mansour and Leila Fawaz

in Transformed Landscapes: Essays on Palestine and the Middle East in Honor of Walid Khalidi

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162473
eISBN:
9781617970191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162473.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Suhmata, as excavated from the memories and memorials of those who themselves lived through the nakba or whose lives were forever shaped by the expulsion. It is the testimonial of the victims on what ... More


England's extremity

John Privilege

in Michael Logue and the Catholic Church in Ireland, 1879-1925

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077357
eISBN:
9781781702871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077357.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines England's extremity. It is a mistake to view Ireland's response to the outbreak of the First World War in 1914 in pro- or anti-British terms. With the enactment of Home Rule, ... More


Refused asylum seekers, destitution, poverty and social networks

Maggie O'Neill

in Asylum, migration and community

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422231
eISBN:
9781447301516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422231.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter considers the refused asylum seekers and discusses destitution, poverty, and social networks. It begins with a discussion of the European policy context and the status of destitution in ... More


Epilogue

Daniel Briggs and Rubén Monge Gamero

in Dead-End Lives: Drugs and Violence in the City Shadows

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447341680
eISBN:
9781447341734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447341680.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

In the time since our fieldwork completed in November 2016, we are still reminded everyday about the people we met in Valdemingómez because we exposed ourselves to a brazen reality which is far from ... More


Introduction: Berlin’s Bourgeois Whores

Jill Suzanne Smith

in Berlin Coquette: Prostitution and the New German Woman, 1890-1933

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452673
eISBN:
9780801469701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452673.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This introductory chapter explains how the book portrays images of prostitutes in Berlin that defy common stereotypes of deviance and destitution. It demolishes the dichotomized view of prostitutes ... More


The Imperative to Write: Destitutions of the Sublime in Kafka, Blanchot and Beckett

Jeff Fort

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823254699
eISBN:
9780823260836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254699.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book poses the question of an imperative to write as it was claimed, elaborated, and undergone by three of the twentieth century’s most philosophically informed writers, Franz Kafka, Maurice ... More


Conclusions

Flavia Agnes

in Law and Gender Inequality: The Politics of Women's Rights in India

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195655247
eISBN:
9780199081189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195655247.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the history of women’s rights in India. This historical exploration was undertaken to gauge the nature and scope of law reform which is ... More


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