Charity and Power in Early Modern Italy: Benefactors and their Motives in Turin, 1541-1789by Sandra Cavallo
Pub. Date: 03/28/1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Departing from current interpretations of what motivated individuals to become involved in charity, this study of post-Renaissance Italy argues that conflicts and tensions in social and political surroundings were crucial in prompting charitable acts.
- Cambridge University Press
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- Cambridge Studies in the History of Medicine Series
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- 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)
Table of Contents
Introduction; 1. Sixteenth-century municipal plans for poor relief; 2. Civic charity in the age of state formation; 3. Motivations for charity; 4 Charity and gender; 5. Hospitals and poor relief in the age of absolutism; 6. The state system of relief; Conclusion; Bibliography.
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