Poverty: A History
January 1991, Wiley-Blackwell
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"A wise, distinguished medieval historian, veteran of Poland's own battles with poverty, here extends himself over a millennium and a continent to illuminate the constantly-changing social conditions, definitions, explanations, political measures, and charitable actions by which Europeans have generated, mitigated, and stigmatized material hardship." Charles Tilly <!--end-->
"A serious, meticulously researched history, Geremek's is a fine account of a fascinating and perennially topical subject." Literary Review