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Financing Poor Relief Through Charitable Collections in Dutch Towns, c. 1600-1800 (Hardcover)
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In the Dutch Republic, charitable collections, which formed the financial backbone of many poor relief institutions, were regularly organized by both religious and secular authorities. This book examines both the policies of church boards and town councils in organizing these charitable appeals, as well as the general population’s giving behavior. Using archival sources from the towns of Delft, Utrecht, Zwolle, and ’s-Hertogenbosch, Daniëlle Teeuwen shows how these authorities deployed organizational and rhetorical tactics—including creating awareness, establishing trust, and exerting pressure—to successfully promote fundraising campaigns. Not only did many relief institutions manage to collect large annual sums, but contributions came from across the socioeconomic spectrum.
Number of Pages: 230
Sub-Genre: Europe / General
Series Title: Amsterdam Studies in the Dutch Golden Age
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Daniu00eblle Teeuwen
Street Date: March 15, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-7265
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