Women and Poor Relief in Seventeenth-Century France

The Early History of the Daughters of Charity
Author(s): 
Dinan, Susan E.
ISBN: 
0754655539
Date published: 
February 2006
Hardback
Price: 
£45.00
Pages: 
200

Chronicling the history of the Daughters of Charity through the seventeenth century, this study examines how the community's existence outside of convents helped to change the nature of women's religious communities and the early modern Catholic church. This book places the Daughters of Charity within the context of early modern poor relief in France, showing how they played a critical role in shaping the system, and also how they were shaped by it.