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    The parish and the poor in Florence at the time of the Black Death: the case of San Frediano

    Henderson, John (1988) The parish and the poor in Florence at the time of the Black Death: the case of San Frediano. Continuity and Change 3 , pp. 247-272. ISSN 0268-4160.

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    Abstract

    Recent studies of aid to the poor in Europe in the late Middle Ages and the early modern era reveal that large charitable institutions, such as confreres and hospitals, often helped only one Very small percentage of indigents. This means that the poor depended for their survival on charitable systems that were based on personal networks at a local level. This article examines the role of the Florentine parish in helping the poor, which included almsgiving, free funeral and free or subsidized housing through personal contacts at the street level.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2017 17:25
    Last Modified: 06 Feb 2017 17:25
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/18098

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