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Title The reformation of charity : the secular and the religious in early modern poor relief / edited by Thomas Max Safley
Published Boston : Brill Academic Publishers, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 206 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies in Central European histories
Studies in Central European histories.
Contents Acknowledgements -- Contributors -- Introduction -- The poverty of Christ -- Charity and the Reformation in Italy: the case of Treviso -- "Con buona affetione": confraternities, charity, and the poor in early cinquecento Florence -- Welfare, Reformation, and death at Memmingen -- Poor relief and health care provision in south-German Catholic cities during the sixteenth century -- Refashioning poor relief in early modern Emden -- Calvinism and poor relief in Reformation Holland -- Welfare reform in Frisian towns: between humanist theory, pious imperatives, and government policy -- Mennonites and sectarian poor relief in golden-age Amsterdam -- Curing body and soul: health care in early modern Orange -- Motivations for charity in early modern France -- Conclusion -- Index
Summary This work shows that early modern Europe witnessed changes in the social, political, and ecclesiastical structures supporting poor relief, but notions that sharp fault lines divide rationalized, secular poor relief from morally and spiritually motivated ecclesiastical charity need rethinking
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Charities -- Europe -- History.
Poor -- Services for -- Europe -- History.
Public welfare -- Europe -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Safley, Thomas Max.
ISBN 1423714482 (electronic bk.)
9781423714484 (electronic bk.)