CHS Occasional Publications
The occasional series from the Centre for Hellenic Studies complements the series by the Centre published with Ashgate. These books are published in house and are the proceedings of the Byzantine Colloquia.
Forthcoming (Summer 2011):
Law, Custom, Cases: Late Antiquity and Beyond
(The 2008 Byzantine Colloquium proceedings), edited by Alice Rio.
Previous Volume (December 2007):
The previous volume in this series is The Kindness of Strangers. Charity in the Pre-Modern Mediterranean
, edited by Dionysios Stathakopoulos.
The contributions in this book derive from papers presented to the 2006 Annual Byzantine Colloquium dedicated to the same topic. Various themes emerge from this collection: charity as a constituent of community and religious identity, redemptive almsgiving as an afterlife management strategy, charity as expressed in art and liturgy, creating texts and institutions. The publication was only made possible due to the generous support of Mrs Edmeé Leventis, and as a study of charity, it is only fitting that it should be dedicated to the memory of her late husband, Constantine Leventis, Archon Orphanotrophos of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.
: Charity in early Christian thought and practice; Charlotte Roueché
: Caring for the elderly: creating a new concept and practice; Robert Jordan
: Greek monastic charity: “... to one of the least of these my brothers…”; Dimitra Kotoula
: The decoration of the burial chapel of the founder in the Byzantine monastery, charity and the quest for posthumous salvation: the case of the Koutsovendis and the Pammakaristos chapels; Angeliki Lymberopoulou
: ‘Pro anima mea’, but do not touch my icons: Provisions for private icons in wills from Venetian-dominated Crete; Diana Norman
: When Charity fails: Andrea Gallerani and memory of the Misericordia in Siena.
How do I buy this book?
This volume can now be bought online: King's College London estore
Or contact Dr Dionysios Stathakopoulos, Department of Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies, King’s College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS, tel +44 (0)20 1596, email firstname.lastname@example.org