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Charity and Community in Medieval Cambridge

Charity and Community in Medieval Cambridge


Part of Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series

  • Date Published: May 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521893985

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  • This study develops our understanding of medieval society through an examination of its charitable activities. In a detailed study of the forms in which relief was organised in medieval Cambridge and Cambridgeshire, the book unravels the economic and demographic factors which created the need for relief as well as the forms in which the community offered it. With continual reference to the religious teachings of priests and friars and the changing ideas of lay piety, Dr Rubin relates the changing forms of charitable giving to the shift in attitudes towards community and social order, towards relations between laity and clergy, and towards the poor. A local study is thus set in a wide comparative context, drawing together contributions in the fields of social, religious, economic and urban history.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521893985
    • length: 380 pages
    • dimensions: 217 x 140 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.523kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of tables
    List of abbreviations
    1. Introduction
    2. The economic background: supply and demand for charity
    3. The idea of charity between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries
    4. The charitable houses of medieval Cambridge and its surroundings
    5. Life in a medieval hospital: the hospital of St John, Cambridge
    6. The religious and economic functions of the hospital of St John
    7. Corporate and individual acts of charity
    8. Epilogue

  • Author

    Miri Rubin

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