Byzantine Women: Varieties of Experience 800-1200

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Lynda Garland
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2006 - History - 226 pages
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This volume brings together a group of international scholars in new explorations of the world of Byzantine women in the period 800-1200. The specific aim of this collection is to investigate the participation of women - non-imperial women in particular - in supposedly 'masculine' fields of operation. Contributions focus on women's participation in the street life of Constantinople, their appearance in Byzantine fiscal documents, their monastic foundations, their costume and engagement with entertainment at the imperial court, and the way heroines are portrayed in the Byzantine novels.
  

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Contents

Changing Functions of Monasteries for Women
1
an Appreciation
17
the Parameters
41
Representations of Women
77
Woman and Empress Between Two Worlds
91
Middle Byzantine Family Values and Anna Komnenes Alexiad
125
Women and the Carnivalesque
163
Imperial Women and Entertainment at the Middle Byzantine Court
177
Bibliography
193
Index
215
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