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    Caring for the poor: commessi and commesse in the hospitals of renaissance Florence

    Henderson, John (2007) Caring for the poor: commessi and commesse in the hospitals of renaissance Florence. In: Drossbach, G. (ed.) Hospitaler in Mittelalter und Fruher Neuzeit: Frankreich, Deutschland und Italien. Eine vergleichende Geschichte. Pariser Historische Studien 75. Munich, Germany: De Gruyter, pp. 163-172. ISBN 9783486840544.

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    Book synopsis: Hospitals developed into autonomous institutions only in the 12th century, but then became the most important institutions of private and public caritas. Through different methodological approaches and from various sources, the heterogeneity and institutional diversity of medieval hospitals is taken into consideration. This leads to a thematic spectrum ranging from the internal constitution of these institutions, from the norms on funding and memoria to them, to nutritional history and medical history questions. The authors are guided by the realization that there was no medieval hospital, but that each individual institution had its own face.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2017 16:02
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:31


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