Charity and Power in Early Modern Italy: Benefactors and their Motives in Turin, 1541-1789

Charity and Power in Early Modern Italy: Benefactors and their Motives in Turin, 1541-1789

by Sandra Cavallo
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521460913

ISBN-13: 9780521460910

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.

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521460910
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1995
Series:
Cambridge Studies in the History of Medicine Series
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
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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