Table of Contents:
  • Part I: The seventeenth century
  • Grenoble at the beginning of the seventeenth century
  • Mothers to the poor: the confraternities of the orphans and the madelines
  • Great works: the company of the holy sacrament (1642-1662)
  • The crusade for the conversion of souls: the congregation for the propagation of the faith (1647-1685)
  • From transgression to misfortune: poverty and poor relief in an age of transition (1680-1729)
  • Patterns of charity: testamentary bequests (1620-1729)
  • Part II: The eighteenth century
  • Educating the poor: the "little" schools (1707-1789)
  • The hospital general in the age of light (1760-1789)
  • Vagrants and criminals in the eighteenth century
  • Patterns of charity (1730-1789)
  • The revolution (1789-1814).