Civic Charity in a Golden Age
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Civic Charity in a Golden Age : ORPHAN CARE IN EARLY MODERN AMSTERDAM

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Using the Amsterdam Municipal Orphanage as a window through which readers can see the start of profound social and economic changes in early modern Amsterdam, this book explores the connections between the developing capitalist economy, the functioning of the government, and the provision of charitable services to orphans in Amsterdam during the 17th and 18th centuries, the period of the city's greatest prosperity and subsequent decline.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 28.45mm | 630.49g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0252023331
  • 9780252023330

Table of contents

Charitable behavior and the rise of capitalism -- Care for the middling -- Di well-being, and institutional mortality -- Becoming productive -- The politi of friends and money -- Fiscally conservative and culturally lavish -- The r and decline ofan institutional endowment.show more