Sacred Charity

Confraternities and Social Welfare in Spain, 1400–1700

  • Maureen Flynn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Maureen Flynn
    Pages 1-11
  3. Maureen Flynn
    Pages 12-43
  4. Maureen Flynn
    Pages 115-145
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 146-200

About this book


A study of medieval confraternities and their almsgiving activities, which Flynn believes created the first comprehensive welfare system in Western Europe. She also incorporates a study of late medieval society and its religious ideology and looks at the motivation of the confraternities.


Europe reform reformation Spain

Authors and affiliations

  • Maureen Flynn
    • 1
  1. 1.University of GeorgiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1989
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-09045-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-09043-3
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