The essay explores how, in expanding charitable relief, early modern Bologna directed significant resources to promote orderly family formation not just by subsidizing marriages but by promoting mutual assistance, planning, and self-help. Charitable dowry funds, conservatories, and a marriage bank (Monte del Matrimonio) generated a sophisticated multi-pronged approach to marriage financing. It was a comprehensive strategy that strived to meet different needs, encouraged new attitudes regarding money, and played an important role in circulating capital within the broader economy.

Family formation and civic identity: Funding dowries in early modern Bologna / Mauro Carboni. - STAMPA. - (2024), pp. 259-277.

Family formation and civic identity: Funding dowries in early modern Bologna

Mauro Carboni
2024

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The essay explores how, in expanding charitable relief, early modern Bologna directed significant resources to promote orderly family formation not just by subsidizing marriages but by promoting mutual assistance, planning, and self-help. Charitable dowry funds, conservatories, and a marriage bank (Monte del Matrimonio) generated a sophisticated multi-pronged approach to marriage financing. It was a comprehensive strategy that strived to meet different needs, encouraged new attitudes regarding money, and played an important role in circulating capital within the broader economy.
2024
Moblizing money for the common good. The social dimension of credit(14th-19th century)
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Family formation and civic identity: Funding dowries in early modern Bologna / Mauro Carboni. - STAMPA. - (2024), pp. 259-277.
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