JOHN PHILIP THOMAS
Title: Private Religious Foundations in the Byzantine Empire (Dumbarton Oaks Studies)
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection January 1988
0884021645 / 9780884021643
Seller ID: 20090831161215
Thomas examines the private ownership of ecclesiastical institutions to determine the nature and extent of private ownership of religious institutions in the Byzantine Empire. This includes churches, monasteries, and philanthropic institutions such as hospitals and orphanages, which were founded by private individuals and retained for personal administration independent of the public authorities of the state and church.