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Poverty and Charity in Middle Eastern Contexts
Poverty and Charity in Middle Eastern Contexts (July 2003)
Michael Bonner - Editor
Mine Ener - Editor
Amy Singer - Editor

Addresses the ideals and institutions through which Middle Eastern societies have confronted poverty and the poor.

Offering insights and analysis in a field that has only recently come into existence, this book explores the ideals and institutions through which Middle Eastern societies—from the rise of Islam in the seventh century C.E. to the present day—have confronted poverty and the poor. By introducing n...(Read More)
 
 
Constructing Ottoman Beneficence
Constructing Ottoman Beneficence (May 2002)
An Imperial Soup Kitchen in Jerusalem
Amy Singer - Author

Presents the political, social, and cultural context behind Ottoman charity.

Ottoman charitable endowments (waqf) constituted an enduring monument to imperial beneficence and were important instruments of policy. One type of endowment, the public soup kitchen (imaret) served travelers, scholars, pious mystics, and local indigents alike. Constructing Ottoman Beneficence examines the politi...(Read More)
 
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