Gender, Honor, and Charity in Late Renaissance Florence (BOK)

Philip Gavitt

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This book examines the important social role of charitable institutions for women and children in late Renaissance Florence. Wars, social unrest, disease and growing economic inequality on the Italian peninsula displaced hundreds of thousands of families during this period. In order to handle the social crises generated by war, competition for social position and the abandonment of children, a series of private and public initiatives expanded existing charitable institutions and founded new ones. Philip Gavitt's research reveals the important role played by lineage ideology among Florence's elites in the use and manipulation of these charitable institutions in the often futile pursuit of economic and social stability. Considering families of all social levels, he argues that the pursuit of family wealth and prestige often worked at cross-purposes with the survival of the very families it was supposed to preserve.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Philip Gavitt
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781107002944
Antall sider 290 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 2,5cm
Vekt 520 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form European history, Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500, Social & cultural history