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Hospitals and Charity: Religious Culture and Civic Life in Medieval Northern Italy

Sally Mayall Brasher

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526119285
eISBN:
9781526128393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526119285.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Medieval hospitals in Italy, originally intended to house pilgrims and comfort the dying, evolved from religious institutions reflecting communal and personal piety to civic facilities intended to ... More


Introduction

Sally Mayall Brasher

in Hospitals and Charity: Religious Culture and Civic Life in Medieval Northern Italy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526119285
eISBN:
9781526128393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526119285.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter introduces the purpose of the book and provides an outline of the organization of the chapters. The argument is made that the medieval hospital provides an excellent vehicle for ... More


Hospitals and charity: history and context

Sally Mayall Brasher

in Hospitals and Charity: Religious Culture and Civic Life in Medieval Northern Italy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526119285
eISBN:
9781526128393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526119285.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Chapter one locates the rise of the hospital movement in northern Italy within the context of the changing religious, social, and political environment of the city-states. It traces the evolution of ... More


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