A Philanthropic Emperor: Traiano by Professor Angela Donati
In Rome at the beginning of the II century, is intensive program gave garants to children. Called Istituto Alimentari, or food institute, this project had serious economic and social implications. The program was started by Nerva, but was complited by Traiano and then continued by his first succes...

Dervishes and charity. Philanthropy in the Ottoman world: charity towards dervishes and the charity of dervishes by Professor Suraiya Faroqhi
Ottoman dervishes enter into our exhibition project because they both received and dispensed charitable aid. Some of the major Anatolian dervish lodges (zaviye, tekke, or if larger: dergâh) by far antedated the Ottoman conquest, going back to the Seljuk period in the twelfth or early thirteenth cent...

Ottoman Islamic Civilization in Cyprus Philanthropy by Professor Netice Yildiz
Cyprus’s first encounter with the Islamic religion was through the Arab invaders in A.D. 632. The Arab and the Greek chronicles mention the Arab invaders who arrived in Cyprus under Abu-Bakr, capturing Salamis (Constantia) and converting the large basilica dedicated to St. Epiphanios into a mosque. ...

Philanthropy in Pre Islamic Iran by Professor A. Gariboldi
The Sassanid Empire was founded in 224 A.D. by Ardašīr I (224-240 A.D.), after he defeated the last Parthian king, Artabanus IV. The official name of the new Iranian Empire was Ērānšahr, “The Empire of Iran”, and it continued to be called so until the fall of the dynasty in 651 AD. du...