A comparative study of social welfare institutions in Holland during the Reformation.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. The municipal community and parish charity in late medieval Holland; 3. The civic community and poor relief, 1500–1614; 4. Poor relief in a confessional community: the creation of the Dutch Reformed diaconate, 1566–78; 5. The dynamics of the Reformed community: discipline and poor relief, 1572–1620; 6. Municipal welfare and the Calvinist diaconate, 1572–1620; 7. The pillars of a new society: religious pluralism and confessional identity in Reformation Holland; Bibliography; Index.
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