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Questions of gender in Byzantine society

Author: Bronwen Neil; Lynda Garland
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gender was a key social indicator in Byzantine society, as in many others. While studies of gender in the western medieval period have appeared regularly in the past decade, similar studies of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bronwen Neil; Lynda Garland
ISBN: 9781315603339 1315603330
OCLC Number: 952729990
Notes: Originally published 2013 by Ashgate Publishing.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 218 pages :) : illustrations
Contents: 1. An introduction to questions of gender in Byzantium / Bronwen Neil --
2. Perceptions of Byzantine Virtus in southern Italy, from the eighth to eleventh centuries / Paul Brown --
3. 'Till death do us part?' : family life in Byzantine monasteries / Lynda Garland --
4. Psalmody and Socrates : female literacy in the Byzantine empire / Amelia R. Brown --
5. Changing conceptions of Mary in sixth-century Byzantium : the Kontakia of Romanos the Melodist / Sarah Gador-Whyte --
6. Ghosts in the machine : the lives and deaths of Constantinian imperial women / Liz James --
7. Regarding women on the throne : representations of Empress Eirene / Bronwen Neil --
8. The brides of 1420 : men looking at women's bodies / Diana Gilliland Wright --
9. Bearding Byzantium : masculinity, eunuchs and the Byzantine life course / Shaun Tougher --
10. The spiritual valency of gender in Byzantine society / Damien Casey.
Responsibility: edited by Bronwen Neil, Lynda Garland.

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