On May 1897 more than a hundred Parisians - mostly women of high society -perished in the Charity Bazaar fire. The records of this terrible accident reveal much about the charitable practices of the nobility in France of the Third Republic. This article explores the place of religion in upper-class charity within the context of republican anticlericalism. It focuses especially on issues of inter faith collaboration and the role of aristocratic women in supporting the work of the Catholic Church.
|Number of pages||25|
|Journal||Journal of Ecclesiastical History|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2007|