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Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series

Transnational Philanthropy

The Mond Family’s Support for Public Institutions in Western Europe from 1890 to 1938

Authors: Adam, Thomas

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  • Written by a leading expert on transnational and intercultural history
  • Explores transnational history from spatial, familial, cultural, and philanthropic angles
  • Appeals to historians and social policy researchers interested in philanthropy as a global phenomenon 
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This book provides a collective biography of the Mond family and explores the philanthropic activities of Ludwig Mond and of his two sons Alfred and Robert in the field of art collecting, the fight against early childhood mortality, the advancement of research and of higher education, archaeological excavations in Egypt and Palestine, and for the founding of the State of Israel from the 1890s to the late 1930s. These activities resulted in the creation of the Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome, the donation of Ludwig Mond’s art collection to the National Gallery in London, the funding of the excavation of  the sacred Buchis Bulls at Armant in Egypt, the establishment of the Children’s Hospital in London, and the support of many natural science institutes and associations in England, France, Germany, and Italy.


About the authors

Thomas Adam is Professor of Transnational History at the University of Texas at Arlington. He has published extensively in the field of transnational history and the history of philanthropy. His publications include Buying Respectability: Philanthropy and Urban Society in Transnational Perspective and Intercultural Transfers and the Making of the Modern World.

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“The Mond and Brunner families, well known to business historians as pioneers of the British chemical industry, are being studied here for the first time as philanthropists, and it is an astonishing story that Thomas Adam has to tell. Several generations of the Monds gave the wealth they had made in chemicals away most generously for the fine arts and museums, for hospitals and medical research, and for archaeological institutes and scientific explorations. This book will be indispensable not only to all scholars of philanthropy but also of family history and of transnational socio-economic networks that developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Europe and North America.” (V.R. Berghahn, Columbia University, USA)

“This great scholarly achievement opens the door to a continent of philanthropy that, as the history of the German-Jewish-British Mond family, belongs to the most remarkable stories of its kind. An expert in the field of transnational history, Thomas Adam, explores the vast contributions of Ludwig, Alfred, and Robert Mond to science, archaeology, and infant health care, illuminates the ill-fated art donation to the London National Gallery and the well-placed commitment to the Zionist cause.” (Frank Trommler, Professor Emeritus of German, University of Pennsylvania, USA)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction: Transnational Spaces in History

    Adam, Thomas

    Pages 1-16

  • The Monds: A Transnational Family

    Adam, Thomas

    Pages 17-67

  • Gifts to the Nations: Ludwig Mond’s Art Collections in London and Rome

    Adam, Thomas

    Pages 69-127

  • Transnational Giving in the Age of National Confrontation: Ludwig Mond’s Bequests for the University of Heidelberg, the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, and the City of Cassel

    Adam, Thomas

    Pages 129-160

  • Why Some Wealthy Give: Sir Alfred and Sir Robert Mond’s Attitudes Toward Philanthropy

    Adam, Thomas

    Pages 161-205

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-29127-7
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Hardcover $109.99
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Softcover $109.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-80496-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transnational Philanthropy
Book Subtitle
The Mond Family’s Support for Public Institutions in Western Europe from 1890 to 1938
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-29127-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-29127-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-29126-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80496-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 283
Number of Illustrations
10 illustrations in colour
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