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

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ISBN-10: 0521483336

ISBN-13: 9780521483339

Edition: 1995

Authors: Sandra Cavallo

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Through its examination of a city marginal to the Italian tradition of communes and city-states during the post-Renaissance period, the book offers an extended reassessment of what has been regarded as the typical Italian model of welfare. Acts of charity have often been interpreted either within a functionalist framework or merely as responses to the needs of the poor by reference to the elusive field of changing mentalits. This book seeks instead to illuminate the reasons for individuals involvement in charity. Analysis of the relationships of power, and conflict within the actors personal and political milieux, reveals that tensions within the social elites were a crucial factor in…    
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Book details

List price: $32.99
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/9/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.05" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Introduction
Sixteenth-century municipal plans for poor relief
Civic charity in the age of state formation
Motivations for charity
Charity and gender
Hospitals and poor relief in the age of absolutism
The state system of relief
Conclusion
Bibliography