Charity and State in Late Renaissance Italy: The Monte Di Pieta of Florence

Charity and State in Late Renaissance Italy: The Monte Di Pieta of Florence

by Carol Bresnahan Menning
     
 

Drawing on extensive archival evidence, Carol Bresnahan Menning examines the remarkable evolution of the Florentine monte from a small charitable pawnshop to a flourishing savings organization and a powerful instrument of patronage and state finance.

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Drawing on extensive archival evidence, Carol Bresnahan Menning examines the remarkable evolution of the Florentine monte from a small charitable pawnshop to a flourishing savings organization and a powerful instrument of patronage and state finance.

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Founded in 1495, the monte di pieta of Florence was envisioned as a source of cheap credit for the poor that would supplant the city's Jewish pawnbrokers. Menning (history, U. of Toledo) examines the evolution of the Florentine monte from a small charitable pawnshop to a flourishing savings organization and a powerful instrument of patronage and state finance. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780801427732
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
09/01/1993
Series:
4/18/2002
Pages:
333
Product dimensions:
9.06(w) x 5.91(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1430L (what's this?)

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