Charity and state in late Renaissance Italy: the Monte di pietą of Florence

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Cornell University Press, 1993 - Business & Economics - 333 pages
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Drawing on extensive archival evidence, Carol Bresnahan Menning examines the remarkable evolution of the Florentine monte from a small charitable pawnshop to a flourishing savings organization and a powerful instrument of patronage and state finance.

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Contents

Introduction
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The Early Monti di Pieta and the Attempts
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The Creation and Operation of the Monte di
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Copyright

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