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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
1,764 words
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organizations designed to provide assistance to those considered to be in some form of need. Although they have since the ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Religion
Length:
1,321 words

In its comprehensive sense, charity is for the medieval church the principle of Christian spirituality. The concept of charity includes ...

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The Oxford Companion to Medicine (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Medicine and health
Length:
702 words

A charity is a benevolent organization that provides aid or services to those in need. The distinction between a charity ...

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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
396 words

Alms-giving and care for the poor; Heb. tzedakah. This word in the Bible denotes ‘righteousness’ in general but in ...

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The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
415 words

Until the mid‐18th century the provision of charity was largely restricted to private almsgiving. Increasingly, however, organized charity became more ...

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The New Oxford Companion to Law

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law
Length:
1,188 words

Charities are organizations established for public purposes which the law considers to be entitled to special protection and benefits. A ...

charity and Dickens

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Norris Pope

Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
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3,521 words

‘There is hardly a woe or a misery’, the Revd William Tuckniss wrote in the early 1860s, ‘which has not ...

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
485 words

The first centuries of the Middle Ages followed the teaching of the Fathers on charity. The works of St Augustine ...

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