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Philanthropy, Patronage, and Civil Society: Experiences from Germany, Great Britain, and North America.

ADAM, Thomas (editor).

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ISBN 10: 0253343135 / ISBN 13: 9780253343130
Editorial: Indiana University Press,, Bloomington:, 2004
Condición: Near Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Título: Philanthropy, Patronage, and Civil Society: ...

Editorial: Indiana University Press,, Bloomington:

Año de publicación: 2004

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Near Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine

Edición: 1st Edition

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In Philanthropy, Patronage, and Civil Society, Thomas Adam has assembled a comparative set of case studies that challenge long-held and little-studied assumptions about the modern development of philanthropy. Histories of philanthropy have often neglected European patterns of giving and the importance of financial patronage to the emergence of modern industrialized societies. It has long been assumed, for example, that Germany never developed civic traditions of philanthropy as in the United States. In truth, however, 19th-century German museums, art galleries, and social housing projects were not only privately founded and supported, they were also blueprints for the creation of similar public institutions in North America. The comparative method of the essays also reveals the extent to which the wealthy classes on both sides of the Atlantic defined themselves through their philanthropic activities.

Contributors are Thomas Adam, Maria Benjamin Baader, Karsten Borgmann, Tobias Brinkmann, Brett Fairbairn, Eckhardt Fuchs, David C. Hammack, Dieter Hoffmann, Simone Lässig, Margaret Eleanor Menninger, and Susannah Morris.

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Thomas Adam is Assistant Professor of German and Transatlantic European History at the University of Texas at Arlington.

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