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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


God Is a Beggar: Land Reforms Create Religion as a Separate Sphere

Mark Elmore

in Becoming Religious in a Secular Age

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520290532
eISBN:
9780520964648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290532.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes the various transformations inaugurated by land reforms which facilitated the emergence of Himachali religion. It shows that while the reforms undercut the material relations ... More


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