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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


A Christian Millennium: Greece in Byzantium—How the Empire Worked at its Edge

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/9780691153018.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter focuses on the period when Greece was essentially a minor province of the Christian Roman empire of Byzantium. During “The Dark Ages,” there was a very slow and uncertain shift from a ... More


Conclusion

JOHN BINNS

in Ascetics and Ambassadors of Christ: The Monasteries of Palestine 314-631

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269342
eISBN:
9780191683626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269342.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings on the history of Palestinian monasticism during the period from 314 to 631. The history of the monasteries of the Judean desert began in 314. ... More


Unrivalled Influence: Women and Empire in Byzantium

Judith Herrin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153216
eISBN:
9781400845217
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153216.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This book explores the exceptional roles that women played in the vibrant cultural and political life of medieval Byzantium. This book evokes the complex and exotic world of Byzantium's women, from ... More


Introduction Eunuchs of Byzantium: Context and Definition

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/9780226720166.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter provides an overview of this book, which explores the place of eunuchs in Byzantine society and culture and studies an institution that was both very ancient and quite varied in its ... More


Leprosy in the Byzantine Empire

Timothy S. Miller and John W. Nesbitt

in Walking Corpses: Leprosy in Byzantium and the Medieval West

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451355
eISBN:
9780801470776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451355.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter recounts the history of leprosy in Byzantine society beginning in the fourth century. Cases of elephantiasis seem to have multiplied at the very time when the Eastern Empire was still ... More


Making Sense of Tradition: Regendering Legendary Narratives

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/9780226720166.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter discusses Daniel, who was one of Byzantium's biblical heroes and a eunuch, and explores the assumption that the eunuch, as a distinctively gendered individual, became a normal part of ... More


Byzantium and the Pagan Myths

in How Philosophers Saved Myths: Allegorical Interpretation and Classical Mythology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226075358
eISBN:
9780226075389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226075389.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter gives an outline about the obstinately truthful Byzantine society, which is a model of the culture of antiquity. Its fondness did suffer blows from the economic, social, and political ... More


Introduction

George E. Demacopoulos

in Colonizing Christianity: Greek and Latin Religious Identity in the Era of the Fourth Crusade

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284429
eISBN:
9780823285976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284429.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This introductory chapter begins with a brief history of the Fourth Crusade. When Pope Innocent III ascended Peter's throne in 1198, he almost immediately began planning for what was supposed to be ... More


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