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The Ladies of Charity in Carniola, 1848 to 1914

The Ladies of Charity in Carniola, 1848 to 1914 general articles The Ladies of Charity in Carniola, 1848 to 1914 Irena Selišnik ABSTRACT This article discusses the timing and character of women’s philanthropy in Carniola, now part of Slovenia, in the period from 1848 to 1914. Based on primary research, it ex- plores the beginnings of women’s work for the poor; the impact of religion, especially Catholicism, on women’s involvement in charity; and fi nally the rise of women’s secu- lar social care. I argue that in Carniola, Catholic women’s organizations largely fi lled the space that opened up for women’s philanthropic initiatives. By the late nineteenth century, a re-Catholicization of modern industrial society took place, which particu- larly focused on women, as seen in the phenomenon of the feminization of the Catholic religion. Catholic women’s associations started to proliferate; some of these associa- tions were charity associations that introduced new principles to charity work. KEYWORDS: charity, care, Catholic Church, social reform, Slovenia, women, 1848–1914 Introduction This article explores women’s role in charity and philanthropy in Carniola, now part of Slovenia, from 1848 to 1914, when Carniola existed within the frame of the Habsburg Monarchy. Historians have linked women’s charity work and women’s increasing role in the public http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aspasia Berghahn Books

The Ladies of Charity in Carniola, 1848 to 1914

Aspasia , Volume 8 (1): 26 – Mar 1, 2014

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Berghahn Books
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1933-2882
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1933-2890
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10.3167/asp.2014.080105
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general articles The Ladies of Charity in Carniola, 1848 to 1914 Irena Selišnik ABSTRACT This article discusses the timing and character of women’s philanthropy in Carniola, now part of Slovenia, in the period from 1848 to 1914. Based on primary research, it ex- plores the beginnings of women’s work for the poor; the impact of religion, especially Catholicism, on women’s involvement in charity; and fi nally the rise of women’s secu- lar social care. I argue that in Carniola, Catholic women’s organizations largely fi lled the space that opened up for women’s philanthropic initiatives. By the late nineteenth century, a re-Catholicization of modern industrial society took place, which particu- larly focused on women, as seen in the phenomenon of the feminization of the Catholic religion. Catholic women’s associations started to proliferate; some of these associa- tions were charity associations that introduced new principles to charity work. KEYWORDS: charity, care, Catholic Church, social reform, Slovenia, women, 1848–1914 Introduction This article explores women’s role in charity and philanthropy in Carniola, now part of Slovenia, from 1848 to 1914, when Carniola existed within the frame of the Habsburg Monarchy. Historians have linked women’s charity work and women’s increasing role in the public

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AspasiaBerghahn Books

Published: Mar 1, 2014

Keywords: 1848–1914; care; Catholic Church; charity; Slovenia; social reform; women

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