How Five Centuries of Educational Philanthropy Disappeared in the French Revolution

  title={How Five Centuries of Educational Philanthropy Disappeared in the French Revolution},
  author={Robert Roswell Palmer},
  journal={History of Education Quarterly},
  pages={181 - 197}
  • R. R. Palmer
  • Published 22 January 1986
  • History
  • History of Education Quarterly
Endowments for charitable purposes, including schools, have existed for centuries, usually in former times associated with religion, as in the Christian and Islamic worlds, in Jewish communities, and doubtless elsewhere. Most often under older conditions they consisted in the right to receive income from land, or from land and buildings, under whatever provisions for tenure and ownership might prevail from one place to another. They have generally been “perpetual,” that is, intended to pass… 
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