Policing the Poor in Eighteenth-Century France

Policing the Poor in Eighteenth-Century France

Robert Schwartz examines the French government's attempts to suppress mendicity from the reign of Louis XIV to the Revolution. His study provides a rich account of the evolution of poverty, the varied and shifting attitudes toward the delinquent poor, and the government's efforts to control mendicity by strengthening the state's repressive machinery during the eighteenth century. As Schwartz demonstrates, popular conceptions of the mendicant poor in the ancient regime… (more)

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Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press (October 10, 2017)

Page count: 344 pages

Language: English


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