Charity and Power in Early Modern Italy: Benefactors and Their Motives in Turin, 1541 1789

Charity and Power in Early Modern Italy Benefactors and Their Motives in Turin Departing from current interpretations of what motivated individuals to become involved in charity this study of post Renaissance Italy argues that conflicts and tensions in social and political surr

  • Title: Charity and Power in Early Modern Italy: Benefactors and Their Motives in Turin, 1541 1789
  • Author: Sandra Cavallo
  • ISBN: 9780521483339
  • Page: 280
  • Format: Paperback
  • Departing from current interpretations of what motivated individuals to become involved in charity, this study of post Renaissance Italy argues that conflicts and tensions in social and political surroundings were crucial in prompting charitable acts.

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    One thought on “Charity and Power in Early Modern Italy: Benefactors and Their Motives in Turin, 1541 1789”

    1. Love this book. LOVE IT. Some missteps in chapter 4 (charity and gender), which was never quite properly integrated thematically into the rest of the work, but otherwise an excellent study. Effectively does what it says on the tin: examines charitable institutions and networks in early modern Turin (1541-1789), with an eye to the motivations of benefactors in the amount and type of donations given, and the manner in which it was dispensed. Draws on local politics and shifting mentalités to expl [...]

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