The Role of the Hospital in Medieval England: Gift-giving and the Spiritual Economy

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781851827947: The Role of the Hospital in Medieval England: Gift-giving and the Spiritual Economy
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Hospitals in medieval England gave and received gifts as part of the spiritual economy, engaging in an ongoing process of gift-exchange and reciprocity with the rich, as hospital patrons and benefactors. Those inside the hospital, the poor, infirm, and other unfortunates, also had a role to play, and as recipients of spiritual and bodily aid from the hospital, they could offer prayers of intercession for the house's benefactors, so playing a part in the exchange of gifts.
This study of the relationships between those inside and outside the hospital gate offers the opportunity to explore the social history of the medieval English hospital. It also provides a national survey of the English medieval hospital in conjunction with a number of complementary regional and local case studies.

Sheila Sweetinburgh holds degrees from the University of Kent, where she now teaches history.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Sweetinburgh, Sheila
Published by Four Courts Press
ISBN 10: 1851827943 ISBN 13: 9781851827947
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
PLANET BOOKS
(WELLINGTON, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Four Courts Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1851827943 BRAND NEW. GIFT QUALITY!. Seller Inventory # 284.CM12

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Sheila Sweetinburgh
Published by Four Courts Press (2004)
ISBN 10: 1851827943 ISBN 13: 9781851827947
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Four Courts Press, 2004. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1851827943

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 49.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds