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The Many Empresses of the Byzantine Court (and All Their Attendants)

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/9780691153216.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter considers moments when the Byzantine court appeared to contain many empresses. In the political ideology of the Byzantine Empire, there was place for only one ruler, the emperor “crowned ... More


Women and Power at the Byzantine Court

Kathryn M. Ringrose

in Servants of the Dynasty: Palace Women in World History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254435
eISBN:
9780520941519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254435.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

The Byzantine Empire is an easy target for the historian's orientalizing reflexes. Long accused of oriental decadence and overlaid by centuries of Western perceptions of the oriental harem, the ... More


The Past Acquired, Revived, and Ransacked

Marina Belozerskaya

in Medusa’s Gaze: The Extraordinary Journey of the Tazza Farnese

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199739318
eISBN:
9780199979356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739318.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

The Tazza was likely brought to Constantinople by Constantine the Great. This chapter discusses the founding of his new capital, his transfer there of artworks from across the Greco-Roman world, and ... More


Earthly Rivalry: Imperial and Ecclesiastical Dress

Warren T. Woodfin

in The Embodied Icon: Liturgical Vestments and Sacramental Power in Byzantium

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199592098
eISBN:
9780191808302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199592098.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter deals with the evolution of the Byzantine liturgical vestments from eleventh up to the fourteenth centuries and its relation to the imperial court. It argues that the progressive ... More


The Abbasid and Byzantine Courts

Nadia Maria El Cheikh

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 2: 400-1400

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199236428
eISBN:
9780191863349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199236428.003.0026
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter discusses how research into court culture is an essential part of the growth in historical anthropology. The main historiographical developments have focused first, on the ritual and ... More


As it is in Heaven: Vesture and the Unseen World

Warren T. Woodfin

in The Embodied Icon: Liturgical Vestments and Sacramental Power in Byzantium

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199592098
eISBN:
9780191808302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199592098.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter argues that aside from the interrelationship between the church and imperial court hierarchies, there is third, heavenly one led by Christ which could also reflect the hierarchies of the ... More


Eunuchs at the Palace: Gendered Space and Confirmation of the Imperial Numen

in The Perfect Servant: Eunuchs and the Social Construction of Gender in Byzantium

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226720159
eISBN:
9780226720166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226720166.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter explores a tentative model that may help to explain both the powerful role that eunuchs played at the Byzantine court and some of the limitations which were placed on their role in ... More


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