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Byzantine Philanthropy and Social Welfare Demetrios J. Constantelos

Byzantine Philanthropy and Social Welfare

Demetrios J. Constantelos

Published 1968
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384 pages
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DedicationEpigraphAcknowledgmentsPrefaceList of IllustrationsList of AbbreviationsForeword1 Philanthropia in the thought-world of BzantiumThe Hellenic & Christian BackgroundThe Motives Behind Byzantine Philanthropic ThoughtPhilanthropia in Byzantine Religious ThoughtPhilanthropia as an Imperial Virtue2 Application & Agencies of PhilanthropyByzantine PhilanthropyPhilanthropy & the ChurchPhilanthropy & Monastic EstablishmentsPhilanthropy & the Byzantine StatePrivate Benefactors3 Philanthropic InstitutionsAdministrationHospitalsXenones: HospicesGerocomeia: Homes for the AgedOrphanagesPtocheia: Houses for the PoorOther InstitutionsConclusionBibliographyIndex