Theodosian Empresses: Women and Imperial Dominion in Late Antiquity

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University of California Press, Jan 1, 1982 - History - 258 pages
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"Theodosian Empresses" sets a series of compelling women on the stage of history and offers new insights into the eastern court in the fifth century.
  

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Very interesting book - description of the powerful women in the court and how they maintain their power and influence against the misogynist priests and personnel. Court politics, state-and-church politics. It can be overwhelming with details and quotations though. Read full review

Review: Theodosian Empresses: Women and Imperial Dominion in Late Antiquity

User Review  - Laura Jean - Goodreads

Melodrama, powerful women, and how trinitarian theology got (mostly) sorted out. This book sheds light on why in the world Christians think the relationship between God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost ... Read full review

Contents

Theodosius the Great and His Women
6
Aelia Eudoxia Augusta
48
Aelia Pulcheria Augusta
79
Aelia Eudocia Augusta
112
The Controversy Over the Mother of God
147
Two Empresses Who Refused to Be One
175
From Dominion to Sainthood
217
Bibliography
229
Index
245
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About the author (1982)

Kenneth G. Holum is Professor of History at the University of Maryland.

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