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Unrivalled influence : women and empire in Byzantium

Author: Judith Herrin
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Explores the exceptional roles that women played in the vibrant cultural and political life of medieval Byzantium. Drawing on a diverse range of sources, this title focuses on the importance of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Herrin
ISBN: 9780691153216 0691153213
OCLC Number: 792880990
Description: xix, 328 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Abbreviations --
Introduction --
Women in Byzantium --
In search of Byzantine women : three avenues of approach --
Women and the faith in icons in early Christianity --
Unrivalled influence : mothers and daughters in the medieval Greek world --
"Femina Byzantina" : the council in Trullo on women --
Public and private forms of religious commitment among Byzantine women --
The imperial feminine in Byzantium --
Political power and Christian faith in Byzantium : the case of Irene (regent 780-90, emperor 797-802) --
Moving bones : evidence of political burials from medieval Constantinople --
The many empresses of the Byzantine court (and all their attendants) --
Theophano : considerations on the education of a Byzantine princess --
Toleration and repression in the Byzantine family : gender problems --
The icon corner in medieval Byzantium --
Marriage : a fundamental element of imperial statecraft --
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