By Thomas Max Safley
A significant other quantity to Charity and financial system within the Orphanages of Early glossy Augsburg, this publication takes up the enterprise and individuality of the laboring terrible and their teenagers. It examines the industrial lives of negative, distressed, or truncated households at the foundation of 5,734 biographical descriptions of kids who undergone the town, Catholic, and Lutheran orphanages of Augsburg among 1572 and 1806. Studied together with administrative, legal, and financial documents of varied types, those “Orphan Books” display the laboring bad as versatile and adaptive. Their fates have been made up our minds neither via the poverty they suffered nor the charity they bought. really, they answered to altering financial and social stipulations by utilizing Augsburg’s orphanages to increase their assets, take care of their young children, and create possibilities. The findings will curiosity historians of poverty, charity, exertions, and the Reformation.
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Gallen (St. Gallen, 1960), Vol. II, 64; Gerd Wunder, “Die Sozialstruktur der Reichsstadt Schwäbisch Hall im späten Mittelalter” in Untersuchungen zur gesellschaftlichen Struktur der mittelalterlichen Städte in Europa (Stuttgart, 1966), 25–52; idem, “Unterschichten der Reichsstadt Hall. , Gesellschaftlicher Unterschichten in den sudwestdeutschen Städten (Stuttgart, 1967). 31 Claus-Peter Clasen, “Arm und Reich in Augsburg vor dem Dreißigjährigen Kreig” Geschichte, 313. 32 Fischer, Städtische Armut und Armenfürsorge im 15.
Die Errichtung, Abtheilung, und paritaetische Gleichstellung der beeden Wayßenhäußer vom Jahr 1571–1795. 57 An orphanage, so Stöcklin argued, could support 200 young people for no more than ﬂ. 3,237 per year The projected budget actually represented a slight increase in the expenditure from ﬂ. 14 to ﬂ. 18 per orphan. StadtA Augsburg. Reichsstadt Akten. Almosenamt. Waisenhäuser 10. Ain ungeferlicher Uberschlag was ain Waisenhaus darinnen 200 Kinder erhalten mochten werden jerlich kosten möcht, 1572.
It is evidence of eﬀectiveness that seems to have had few equals in early modern Europe. Orphanage administrators not only trained and accustomed orphans to work but also assisted and supported them in the world of work. The orphanages helped them to achieve something more than self-suﬃciency; they helped them to acquire and maintain a social competency, a Nahrung. This was the ultimate goal of the orphanages of Augsburg, the thing for which they strove with such remarkable results: to provide orphans not only with a trade but also with a system of shared values and reciprocal obligations that would bind them to their community for life.
Children of the Laboring Poor (Studies in Central European Histories) (Studies in Central European Histories) by Thomas Max Safley