Orphans and Abandoned Children in European History: Sixteenth to Twentieth Centuries, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Orphans and Abandoned Children in European History

Sixteenth to Twentieth Centuries, 1st Edition

Edited by Nicoleta Roman

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292 pages | 19 B/W Illus.

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In a world dominated by poverty, a central characteristic has been the plight of orphans and abandoned children. Over the centuries, State, Church and individuals have all attempted to tackle the issue, but can we trace any change over the course of time when it comes to the welfare system intended for these disadvantaged children and acts of philanthropy? What kind of social policies did States follow and what were the main differences between countries and regions? Drawing on historical evidence across several centuries and a range of European countries, the contributors to this volume provide a transnational overview.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Nicoleta Roman

I. IN SEARCH OF AN IDENTITY

  1. Orphaned, Abandoned, Without a Family: The Establishment and Consequences of the Institution of Slavery
  2. Alessandro Stella

  3. Should Abandoned Children Be Baptised? The French Case, the 16th to the Early 20th Century
  4. Vincent Gourdon

  5. Constructing a Social Identity. State, Abandoned Children and Family in Mid-19th Century Bucharest
  6. Nicoleta Roman

  7. Italian Assistance Patterns for Orphans in the 18th and 19th Centuries
  8. Giovanna da Molina, Angela Carbone, Annamaria Gaetana de Pinto

    II. WHAT PATH TO FOLLOW: EDUCATION OR WORK?

  9. Seminario Soleti: Higher Education for Abandoned Children in Siena in the Early Modern Period (1645-1784)
  10. Tobias Schmidt

  11. The Origin and the Network of the Ottoman Reform Schools (The Islahhanes of 1860s-1870s)
  12. Margarita Dobreva

  13. Children Admitted to Public Care in the Basses-Alpes Department (France) in the Late 19th Century (1874-1904): Modes of Training and Work Placement
  14. Isabelle Grenut

  15. Play, work and petty crime: children on the streets and public spaces of late 19th and early 20th-century Vienna
  16. Maria Papathanassiou

    III. LIFE IN URBAN AND RURAL ENVIRONMENT

  17. A Foster Placement Project for Abandoned Children from Paris in the Countryside, 1760-1770
  18. Isabelle Robin

  19. The Children of the Commune: Care of Abandoned Children in Early-Modern Dubrovnik
  20. Rina Kralj-Brassard

  21. Orphaned Children in Bohemian Rural Society in the First Half of the 19th Century. Care, Co-Residence and Inheritance Practices
  22. Markéta Skořepová

     

  23. Who Should be Placed in the Countryside? Changing Practices of Rural Placement for Abandoned Infants in La Inclusa de Madrid, 1890-1935

Barbara Revuelta-Eugercios

About the Editor

Nicoleta Roman is researcher at "Nicolae Iorga" Institute of History of the Romanian Academy.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Modern European History

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS010000
HISTORY / Europe / General
HIS010010
HISTORY / Europe / Eastern
HIS013000
HISTORY / Europe / France
HIS014000
HISTORY / Europe / Germany
HIS020000
HISTORY / Europe / Italy
HIS042000
HISTORY / Europe / Greece (see also Ancient / Greece)
HIS045000
HISTORY / Europe / Spain & Portugal
HIS054000
HISTORY / Social History