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Author Terpstra, Nicholas

Title Cultures of charity : women, politics, and the reform of poor relief in Renaissance Italy / Nicholas Terpstra

Publisher Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, ©2013


 McDonald 3rd Floor  HV295.B6 T47 2013    AVAILABLE
Call # HV295.B6 T47 2013
Descript x, 379 pages ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-365) and index
Contents 1. Showing the poor a good time : gender, class, and charitable cultures. Two cultures of charity ; "Good mothers of the family" -- 2. Worthy poor, worthy rich : women's poverty and charitable institutions. The turning wheel : charitable institutions and life cycle poverty ; The critical decade ; Nights and days at the opera -- 3. Tightening control : the narrowing politics of charity. Making it work ; People versus patricians : civil society and controlling charity -- 4. Meeting the bottom line : alms, taxes, work and legacies. Begging for beggars : keeping the opera Pia dei Poveri Mendicanti afloat ; Taxation by other means ; Making a workhouse ; Deeper in debt and richer all the time : building a legacy -- 5. The wheel keeps turning : moving beyond the opera. Enclosing the circle : shelters and the reform of poor women ; Credit where credit was due : investing in marriage ; Beyond charity : mutual assistance and the working poor -- 6. Baroque piety and the qualità of mercy. Bringing discipline to practical charity ; The aesthetics of poverty and the qualità of mercy
Subject Charities -- Italy -- Bologna -- History
Poor -- Italy -- Bologna -- History
Bologna (Italy) -- Social conditions
Women -- Italy -- Bologna -- History
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Barmhartigheid. gtt
Armenzorg. gtt
Renaissance. gtt
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Charities. fast (OCoLC)fst00852404
Poor. fast (OCoLC)fst01071040
Social history. fast (OCoLC)fst01122498
Women. fast (OCoLC)fst01176568
Italy -- Bologna. fast (OCoLC)fst01204551
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
Series I Tatti studies in Italian Renaissance history
I Tatti studies in Italian Renaissance history