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Local hospitals in Ancien R�egime France [electronic resource] : rationalization, resistance, renewal, 1530-1789 / Daniel Hickey.

By: Hickey, Daniel.
Material type: TextTextSeries: McGill-Queen's/Hannah Institute studies in the history of medicine, health, and society: 5.Publisher: Montreal, Que. : McGill-Queen's University Press, c1997Description: 1 online resource (xix, 275 p., [6] p. of plates) : ill., maps, ports.ISBN: 0773515402; 9780773515406; 9780773566446 (electronic bk.); 0773566449 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Hospitals -- France -- History | Medical policy -- France -- History | Electronic books | H�opitaux -- France -- Histoire | Politique sanitaire -- France -- Histoire | Hospitals -- history -- France | Charities -- history -- France | Health Policy -- history -- France | Ziekenhuizen | Gezondheidszorg | Krankenhaus | Krankenhausversorgung | Gesundheitspolitik | Frankreich | MEDICAL / Hospital Administration & Care | Geschichte 1530-1789Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Local hospitals in Ancien R�egime France.DDC classification: 362.1/1/094409 Online resources: EBSCOhost Review: "During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries the French Crown closed down thousands of local hospices, maladreries, and small hospitals that had been refuges for the sick and poor, supposedly acting in the name of efficiency, better management, and elimination of duplicate services. Its true motive, however, was to expropriate their revenues and holdings." "Daniel Hickey shows how, in spite of government efforts, a countermovement emerged that to some degree foiled the Crown's attempts to suppress local hospitals. Charitable institutions, churchmen inspired by the new message of the Catholic Reformation, women's religious congregations, and community elites resisted proposed changes and revitalized the very type of institution the Crown was trying to shut down. Hickey's conclusions are supported by a study of eight local hospitals, which allows him to measure the impact of Crown decisions on the day-to-day functioning of these local institutions." "Challenging the interpretations of Michel Foucault and other historians, Hickey presents a social history that sheds new light on an important area of early modern French history."--BOOK JACKET.
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"During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries the French Crown closed down thousands of local hospices, maladreries, and small hospitals that had been refuges for the sick and poor, supposedly acting in the name of efficiency, better management, and elimination of duplicate services. Its true motive, however, was to expropriate their revenues and holdings." "Daniel Hickey shows how, in spite of government efforts, a countermovement emerged that to some degree foiled the Crown's attempts to suppress local hospitals. Charitable institutions, churchmen inspired by the new message of the Catholic Reformation, women's religious congregations, and community elites resisted proposed changes and revitalized the very type of institution the Crown was trying to shut down. Hickey's conclusions are supported by a study of eight local hospitals, which allows him to measure the impact of Crown decisions on the day-to-day functioning of these local institutions." "Challenging the interpretations of Michel Foucault and other historians, Hickey presents a social history that sheds new light on an important area of early modern French history."--BOOK JACKET.

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