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Author Terpstra, Nicholas.

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

Publication Info. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  362.557 T322C    Check Shelf
Description x, 379 pages ; 25 cm.
Series I Tatti studies in Italian Renaissance history
I Tatti studies in Italian Renaissance history.
Bibliography 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.
Chronological Term 1500-talet
Subject Välgörenhet -- historia.
Charities. (OCoLC)fst00852404
Women -- Italy -- Bologna -- History.
Women. (OCoLC)fst01176568
Politik -- reformer.
Italy. (DE-588)4027833-5
Local Subject Poor people -- Italy -- Bologna -- History.
Subject Bologna. (DE-588)4007616-7
Frau. (DE-588)4018202-2
Chronological Term 1600-talet
Subject Italy -- Bologna. (OCoLC)fst01204551
Bologna (Italy) -- Social conditions.
Italy -- Bologna.
Poor -- Italy -- Bologna -- History.
Välgörenhet -- kvinnorollen -- Italien -- Bologna -- renässansen.
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Subject Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
Politik. (DE-588)4046514-7
Fürsorge. (DE-588)4018801-2
Poor. (OCoLC)fst01071040
Charities -- Italy -- Bologna -- History.
ISBN 9780674067097 (alk. paper)
0674067096 (alk. paper)
0674067924 (ebk)
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