Philanthropy in Anatolia through the Ages: The First International Suna & Inan Kiraç Symposium on Mediterranean Civilizations, March 26-29, 2019, Antalya, Proceedings (Hardcover)

Philanthropy in Anatolia through the Ages: The First International Suna & Inan Kiraç Symposium on Mediterranean Civilizations, March 26-29, 2019, Antalya, Proceedings By Oguz Tekin (Editor), Christopher H. Roosevelt (Editor), Engin Akyürek (Editor) Cover Image
By Oguz Tekin (Editor), Christopher H. Roosevelt (Editor), Engin Akyürek (Editor)
$50.00
Special Order - Subject to Availability

Description


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

About the Author


Christopher H. Roosevelt is professor in the Department of Archaeology and History of Art and director of the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations at Koç University (ANAMED) in Istanbul.
Product Details
ISBN: 9786057685278
ISBN-10: 605768527X
Publisher: Koc University Press
Publication Date: May 20th, 2021
Pages: 262