Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 August 2016

256 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9781784991296

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Tolerance, Regulation and Rescue

Dishonoured women and abandoned children in Italy, 1300-1800

Brian Pullan

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Examines, as never before, the treatment in some past Catholic societies of two groups of 'unrespectable' people
  • prostitutes and other women in sexual relationships outside marriage; illegitimate children
  • Provides new insights into the successes and failures of policies pursued by governments, individual philanthropists and missionaries and charitable institution
  • Describes, wherever possible, the personal histories of the women and children concerned, and those of the ordinary people employed by charities, such as nurses
  • Brings together the research of many scholars working in the field to construct a general, comparative account that is unusually wide-ranging, both in terms of time period and geographical range

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