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Giving Charity and Philanthropy in History

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ISBN-10: 1560008849

ISBN-13: 9781560008842

Edition: 1994

Authors: Robert Bremner, Robert H. Bremner, Robert McCutcheon

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"According to Greek mythology mankind's first benefactor was the Titan, Prometheus, who gave fire, previously the exclusive possession of the gods, to mortal man." With these words the esteemed scholar Robert Bremner presents the first full-fledged history of attitudes toward charity and philanthropy. Giving is a perfect complement to his earlier work The Discovery of Poverty in the United States. The word philanthropy has been translated in a variety of ways: as a loving human disposition, loving kindness, love of mankind, charity, fostering mortal man, championing mankind, and helping people. Bremner's book covers all of these meanings in rich detail. Bremner describes the ancient world…    
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Book details

List price: $46.95
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 1/30/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 250
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836