I TATTI STUDIES IN ITALIAN RENAISSANCE HISTORY
Cover: Cultures of Charity: Women, Politics, and the Reform of Poor Relief in Renaissance Italy, from Harvard University PressCover: Cultures of Charity in HARDCOVER

Cultures of Charity

Women, Politics, and the Reform of Poor Relief in Renaissance Italy

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HARDCOVER

$57.00 • £45.95 • €51.50

ISBN 9780674067097

Publication Date: 02/15/2013

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400 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

3 halftones, 13 line illustrations, 4 tables

I Tatti Studies in Italian Renaissance History

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Terpstra’s intimate and human study of Bologna’s attempts to deal with the life cycle of poverty—especially that of women—provides a virtual comparative history of the troubled relationship between rich and poor in early modern Europe. This is the new social and cultural history at its best—rich with significant findings, livened with everyday human details, and sensitively evoked by a master historian.—Guido Ruggiero, University of Miami

This sweeping exploration of early modern poor relief shows how Bologna became a model for other cities in meeting the challenge of female poverty across the life cycle. By putting gender squarely at the center of analysis, Terpstra brilliantly illuminates how widespread concerns for poor women and girls sparked innovative networks of care aimed at both charity and discipline.—Sharon Strocchia, Emory University

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