A conversation with Timothy Miller about philanthropic institutions in Constantinople, especially hospitals, orphanages, and leprosaria.
Timothy Miller is Professor of History at Salisbury University – click here to view his university webpage. Tim has done more than anyone to illuminate these remarkable places, starting with his impressive monograph The Birth of the Hospital in the Byzantine Empire (Johns Hopkins University Press 1985, 2nd ed. 1997). His current thinking on hospitals, orphanages, leprosaria can be found in the chapter ‘Philanthropic Institutions,’ in S. Bassett, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Constantinople (Cambridge 2022) 245-261.
Byzantium & Friends is hosted by Anthony Kaldellis, a Professor at the University of Chicago. You can follow him on his personal website.
Top Image: 15th-century map of Constantinople – Wikimedia Commons