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Beggar

Alexander Kazhdan

in The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

Published in print January 1991 | ISBN: 9780195046526
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780195187922
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(ἐπαίτης). Assistance to beggars was consistent with Byz. philanthropy toward the unfortunate. The texts rarely distinguish “professional” beggars from the

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Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500)

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