Book Announcement: Poverty, Charity and Social Welfare in Central Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Poverty, Charity and Social Welfare in Central Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp465, £63.99 / $108.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Poverty, Charity and Social Welfare in Central Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries by Pavlina Radia.

Social policy, as executed in western civilization, is apparently at a crossroads, with “forgotten” contradictions between the rich and the poor having once again become topical. The current economic and social crisis, including the crisis of the welfare state, raises the need to seek solutions from the past as well as the present. This volume brings together examples of social practice in the Central European region from the 19th century to the 1950s.

To read a full summary of the book and to read a 30-page sample extract, which includes the table of contents, please visit the following link:

http://www.cambridgescholars.com/poverty-charity-and-social-welfare-in-central-europe-in-the-19th-and-20th-centuries-2

Poverty, Charity and Social Welfare in Central Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries can be purchased directly from Cambridge Scholars, through Amazon and other online retailers, or through our global network of distributors. Our partners include Bertram, Gardners, Baker & Taylor, Ingram, YBP, Inspirees and MHM Limited. An e-book version will be available for purchase through the Google Play store in due course.

For further information on placing an order for this title, please contact orders@cambridgescholars.com.

About the Editors

Olga Fejtová is Head of the Department of Historic Collections and Deposits at Prague City Archives, Czech Republic, and is a Lecturer at the University of Jan Evangelista Purkyně in Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic. Her publications include two monographs dedicated to confessionalism, and she currently serves as co-editor of the journal Documenta Pragensia and as an organiser of the Prague City Archives’ yearly conferences on urban history.

Milan Hlavačka is a Professor of History at Charles University in Prague, and is a Scientific Fellow at the Institute of History of the Czech Academy of Sciences. He has published several monographs and numerous analytic studies, along with textbooks for secondary schools. He is a member of the editorial boards of the journals Český časopis historický (Czech Historical Review) and Moderní dějiny (Modern History) and a foreign member of Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften (the Austrian Academy of Sciences).

Václava Horčáková is Head of the Department of Historical Bibliography at the Institute of History of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. She is also the editor of the on-line database, periodical yearbooks, thematic bibliographies of the Bibliography of the History of the Czech Lands, the author of many articles on historical bibliography and the co-author of Scholars of Bohemian, Czech and Czechoslovak History Studies (2005).

Veronika Knotková works in one of the Prague City Archives’ acquisition departments, and is a PhD student at the Institute of Economic and Social History at Charles University in Prague. She is interested in urban history, with a particular emphasis on the history of municipal bureaucracy, the history of education and municipal politics, and self-government in the 19th and 20th centuries, and has published several studies dedicated to these topics.

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