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“Femina Byzantina”: The Council in Trullo on Women

Judith Herrin

in Unrivalled Influence: Women and Empire in Byzantium

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153216
eISBN:
9781400845217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153216.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines what the late seventh-century canons can tell us about “femina byzantina.” In 692 the Council in Trullo, convened by Justinian II, met in the same domed hall of the Great Palace ... More


The Icon Corner in Medieval Byzantium

Judith Herrin

in Unrivalled Influence: Women and Empire in Byzantium

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153216
eISBN:
9781400845217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153216.003.0013
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

From classical times onward, one of the basic tasks of women was to take care of the household lares, representatives of the ancient gods, whose presence was felt to protect and assist the family. In ... More


General Introduction

John Tolan, Gilles Veinstein, and Henry Laurens

in Europe and the Islamic World: A History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147055
eISBN:
9781400844753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147055.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This introductory chapter argues that, far from being a “clash” of two rival civilizations, the Muslim world and Europe (or the West) were in reality two branches of a single “Islamo-Christian” ... More


The Social Inferiority of Religious Minorities: and Mudejars

John Tolan, Gilles Veinstein, and Henry Laurens

in Europe and the Islamic World: A History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147055
eISBN:
9781400844753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147055.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines the fate of the minority Christians in the Muslim countries of Europe and of minority Muslims in Christian countries in the aftermath of conquest. It shows that, once the ... More


The Islamic-Christian Border in Europe

John Tolan, Gilles Veinstein, and Henry Laurens

in Europe and the Islamic World: A History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147055
eISBN:
9781400844753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147055.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter highlights another consequence of the schism between the two Europes (unequally represented in contemporary European memory): the existence of an Islamic–Christian border running through ... More


The Pentarchy: Theory and Reality in the Ninth Century

Judith Herrin

in Margins and Metropolis: Authority across the Byzantine Empire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153018
eISBN:
9781400845224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153018.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines the fate of both the theory and reality of pentarchy from the 640s until the 880s, a period that links the Arab conquests of the Near East with the Eighth Ecumenical Council. ... More


In Search of Byzantine Women: Thre Avenues of Approach

Judith Herrin

in Unrivalled Influence: Women and Empire in Byzantium

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153216
eISBN:
9781400845217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153216.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines some of the roles of women in early medieval Byzantine society. It follows three particular avenues of approach, devised as a means of identifying the positions, activity, and ... More


Women and the Faith in Icons in Early Christianity

Judith Herrin

in Unrivalled Influence: Women and Empire in Byzantium

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153216
eISBN:
9781400845217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153216.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter discusses the place of icons in worship, their character, and the way they came to symbolize the holy and mediate between earth and heaven. In particular, as icons became a vivid focus ... More


The First Christian Institutions

Orri Vésteinsson

in The Christianization of Iceland: Priests, Power, and Social Change 1000-1300

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207993
eISBN:
9780191677885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207993.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Medieval History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses the writing of the Life of St Jón, as well as the relationship between Bishop Gizurr and the tithe law of 1097. It was difficult to write the Life of St. Jón because his ... More


The Christianization of Iceland: Priests, Power, and Social Change 1000-1300

Orri Vesteinsson

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207993
eISBN:
9780191677885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207993.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History, History of Religion

In this historical study of High-Medieval Iceland, the author investigates the influence of the Christian Church on the formation of the earliest state structures in Iceland, from the conversion in ... More


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