Gender, honor, and charity in late Renaissance Florence / Philip Gavitt.

"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...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Gavitt, Philip, 1950-2020.
Format: Book
Published: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • 1. Charity and state-building
  • 2. Gender, lineage ideology, and the development of a status culture
  • 3. Law and the majesty of practice
  • 4. Innocence and danger: pedagogy, discipline, and the culture of masculinity
  • 5. From putte to puttane: female foundlings and charitable institutions
  • 6. Unruly nuns : convents and cloistering
  • Conclusion.