Great Philanthropists Wealth and Charity in the Modern World 1815-1945

Taal: Engels
Great Philanthropists
  • Engels
  • Hardcover
  • 9781910383193
  • Druk: 1
  • februari 2017
  • 200 pagina's
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What is a philanthropist? Why do they do what they do? What impact do they have? What makes them tick? What in their personal biographies, their communities, their backgrounds, and their moment in time drove them to devote so much time to giving so much money away? Great Philanthropists provides an over-arching view of the development, goals and achievements of philanthropy around the world over the 'long nineteenth century,' the period in which organized philanthropy became a global movement. It examines how philanthropists make choices about which causes to support, their strategies for doing good, and the impact they have had. The studies include men and women (like Ei'ichi Shibusawa and Betty de Rothschild) from the USA, the UK, Germany, Portugal, South Africa, and Japan; and those who were self-made or who inherited wealth, Jews and Christians, even a monarch, King Edward VII. The book is prefaced with an introductory essay by the leading historian of wealth and the wealthy, Professor W.D. Rubinstein, that provides a magisterial overview of the whole phenomenon of 'mega-philanthropy' since the early 19th century. It shows how these case studies illuminate the great themes of motivation: faith, fear, hope, humanity and culture. Readable and informative, this collection offers an insight into the minds of the world's richest people and shows how individual acts of charity can change society. [Subject: Modern History, Social Studies, Philanthropy, Sociology, Biography]

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Druk
1
Verschijningsdatum
februari 2017
Afmetingen
24,8 x 16,5 x 1,9 cm
Aantal pagina's
200 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

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Redacteur
Peter Mandler
Uitgever
Vallentine Mitchell & Co Ltd

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9781910383193

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NUR code
680
Subtitel
Wealth and Charity in the Modern World 1815-1945
Thema Qualifier Code
3MN
Thema Subject Code
NHTB

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