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Unrivalled influence : mothers and daughters in the medieval Greek world

Author: Judith Herrin
Publisher: Princeton, N.J ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, 2013.
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Herrin
ISBN: 9780691153216 0691153213
OCLC Number: 902724935
Description: 1 v. ; 23 cm
Contents: Abbreviations ix Introduction xiii 1.Women in Byzantium 1 2.In Search of Byzantine Women: Three Avenues of Approach 12 3.Women and the Faith in Icons in Early Christianity 38 4.Mothers and Daughters in the Medieval Greek World 80 5."Femina Byzantina": The Council in Trullo on Women 115 6.Public and Private Forms of Religious Commitment among Byzantine Women 133 7.The Imperial Feminine in Byzantium 161 8.Political Power and Christian Faith in Byzantium: The Case of Irene (Regent 780-90, Emperor 797-802) 194 9.Moving Bones: Evidence of Political Burials from Medieval Constantinople 208 10.The Many Empresses of the Byzantine Court (and All Their Attendants) 219 11.Theophano: Considerations on the Education of a Byzantine Princess 238 12.Toleration and Repression in the Byzantine Family: Gender Problems 261 13.The Icon Corner in Medieval Byzantium 281 14.Marriage: A Fundamental Element of Imperial Statecraft 302 Index 321
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