Philanthropy in Anatolia through the Ages

The First International Suna & Inan Kiraç Symposium on Mediterranean Civilizations, March 26-29, 2019, Antalya, Proceedings

Edited by Oguz Tekin, Christopher H. Roosevelt, and Engin Akyürek

Philanthropy in Anatolia through the Ages

Edited by Oguz Tekin, Christopher H. Roosevelt, and Engin Akyürek

Distributed for Koc University Press

262 pages | 68 figures, 14 tables | 0 3/4 x 1 1/4
Paper $50.00 ISBN: 9786057685278 Will Publish March 2021
The articles of this volume offer a rich diversity of perspectives on philanthropy as practiced in Anatolia over some 2500 years. From such an extensive set of investigations, one would expect to compose a coherent synthetic statement on the nature of Anatolian philanthropy as well as some proposals for how to develop further a meaningful program of research on the topic. It turns out that the latter is far easier than the former; although this volume contains twenty original studies, they do not ultimately clarify either the definition of philanthropy or any essential aspect of Anatolia. The reflections below address first what might be called “the problem with philanthropy” and “the ambiguity of Anatolia.” Once these waters are sufficiently muddied, it nonetheless emerges that a program of research on the topic is possible and even promising.

The First International Suna and Inan Kiraç Symposium on Mediterranean Civilization - March 26-29, 2019, Antalya

Introductory Comments: Philanthropy in Anatolia through the Ages

Greco-Roman Philanthropy
Benjamin Gray

Debating the Benefits and Problems of Philanthropy in Later Hellenistic Anatolia
Pierre Fröhlich

Philanthropia in Context: Civic Virtues and Praise of Officials in the Poleis of Hellenistic Asia Minor
Tønnes Bekker-Nielsen

Civic Philanthropy in the Cities of Roman Anatolia
Christina Kokkinia

Large Epigraphic Dossiers and Euergetism in Roman Asia Minor
Mustafa Adak

Civic Notables and their Honorific Titles in Roman Pamphylia and Pisidia
Mustafa H. Sayar

Local Donors and Euergetism in the Cities of Cilicia Pedias between the First Century BC and Second Century AD
Aşkım Özdizbay

Euergetists of Italic Origin in the City of Perge and Their Contributions to Urban Development
Recai Tekoğlu and Taner Korkut

Activities of Euergesia from the Ancient City of Tlos
Angelos Chaniotis

Benefactors in Aphrodisias and the Socio-Cultural Limits of Philanthropy
Matthias Haake

Philosophy and Philanthropy: Diogenes of Oenoanda and an Act of Mega-Euergetism Early Christian and Byzantine Philanthropy
Christian Marek

Philanthropy and Early Christianity in Asia Minor
Rustam Shukurov

Barbarians, Philanthropy, and Byzantine Missionism
Esra Güzel Erdoğan

Philanthropia in the Byzantine Monasteries of Constantinople Medieval Islamic and Ottoman Philanthropy
Suzan Yalman

Hospitals and Philanthropy in Seljuk Anatolia
A.C.S. Peacock

Waqf Inscriptions from Medieval Anatolia
Leslie Peirce

Sultans, Saints, and Philanthropy: Selim I and the Province of Aintab
Lucienne Thys-Şenocak

(Re)presenting Royal Ottoman Women Through “Other” Sensory Modalities
A. Hilâl Uğurlu

Philanthropy in the Form of a Hair Strand: Sacred Relics in Nineteenth Century Ottoman Lands
Efi Kanner

Education as Philanthropy within the Ottoman Modernization Project: Aspects of Educational Activity in Greek Orthodox Communities During the Reform Era
Eyal Ginio

The Use of Sultanic Philanthropy under Constitutional Rule: New Perceptions and Directions

Amy Singer

Concluding Reflections: Philanthropy in Anatolia/Anatolian Philanthropy?
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