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Philanthropy in Anatolia through the ages. The first international Suna & İnan Kıraç symposium on Mediterranean civilizations, March 26 - 29 2019 - Antalya. Proceedings

Author :  Tekin, Oğuz

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  • Country Turkey
  • Publisher Koç Üniversitesi
  • ISBN9786057685278
  • FormatPaperBack
  • LanguageTurkish
  • Year of Publication2020
  • Bib. Info262 p
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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.

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