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Charity and Religion in Medieval Europe
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Challenges conventional views of medieval piety by demonstrating how the ideology of charity and its vision of the active life provided an important alternative to the ascetical, contemplative tradition emphasized by most historians

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Text
  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction: Religious Charity
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. 1. The Pious and the Practical: An Ideology of Charity
  2. pp. 9-44
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  1. 2. A Cascade of Hospitals
  2. pp. 45-88
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  1. 3. To Shelter the Pilgrim: Military Orders, Hospices, and Bridges
  2. pp. 89-125
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  1. 4. The Hospitaller Orders
  2. pp. 126-177
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  1. 5. Lay Piety
  2. pp. 178-221
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  1. 6. Charity That Sanctifies
  2. pp. 222-244
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  1. 7. The Religious Dimensions of Care
  2. pp. 245-266
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  1. Conclusion: Between Two Worlds
  2. pp. 267-286
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 287-308
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 309-318
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  1. Colophon
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