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Assistenza e solidarietà in Europa Secc. XIII-XVIII / Social assistance and solidarity in Europe from the 13th to the 18th Centuries

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  • Francesco Ammannati,

During the period between the Middle Ages and the Modern Age, a significant evolution of welfare was experienced, thanks to the consolidation and specialization of the institutions which had been born or transformed with the specific function of carrying out solidarity and assistance activities. It is around these institutions that the research gathered in this volume was focused, with the aim of outlining their birth and evolution, but also their sources of financing and self-financing, the strategies and methods for acquiring resources, the management and evolution of assets, the functional organization and internal costs of supporting the people in need and the staff management. Those institutions often played a significant role in the territory where they operated, and numerous contributions focus on the economic and social effects produced by their action, not only in terms of redistribution of income and maintenance of social peace, but also in relation to any connection with the production companies, thanks to the launch on the market of products and services carried out by the institution’s clients or its staff. Lastly, a final section is dedicated to non-formal assistance networks (solidarity and forms of credit within families, groups of poor people, communities), through which individuals, communities and the whole of society, in the absence or lack of formalized structures, tried to protect themselves from the risks associated with poverty and physical incapacity.

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Francesco Ammannati

Bocconi University, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-4820-4390

Francesco Ammannati was awarded a PhD in Analysis and historisation of the production processes (Economic History). He has taught Economic History at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Florence, and is currently a research fellow at the Dondena Centre of the L. Bocconi University of Milan within the project "Economic Inequality across Italy and Europe, 1300-1800 (EINITE)". His main field of research is the economic history of Europe during the pre-industrial age. His interests include the history of commerce and business, with particular focus on international trade networks, production processes and corporate institutions.
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Book Title

Assistenza e solidarietà in Europa Secc. XIII-XVIII / Social assistance and solidarity in Europe from the 13th to the 18th Centuries

Editors

Francesco Ammannati

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages

581

Publication Year

2013

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© 2013 Author(s)

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CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IT

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Publisher Name

Firenze University Press

DOI

10.36253/978-88-6655-367-0

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978-88-6655-366-3

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978-88-6655-367-0

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978-88-9273-509-5

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Atti delle «Settimane di Studi» e altri Convegni

Series Issn ISSN

2704-6354

Series E-Issn

2704-5668

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