Charity and Community in Medieval Cambridge

Charity and Community in Medieval Cambridge

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521893985
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/09/2002
Series: Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series , #4
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 379
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

List of tables; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Map; 1. Introduction; 2. The economic background: supply and demand for charity; 3. The idea of charity between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries; 4. The charitable houses of medieval Cambridge and its surroundings; 5. Life in a medieval hospital: the hospital of St John, Cambridge; 6. The religious and economic functions of the hospital of St John; 7. Corporate and individual acts of charity; 8. Epilogue; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.

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