Private Religious Foundations in the Byzantine Empire
John Philip Thomas
Dumbarton Oaks Studies
ISBN: 978-0-88402-164-3, Hardcover, 1988, Buy here
John Philip 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.