The Empress Theophano: Byzantium and the West at the Turn of the First Millennium

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Cambridge University Press, Aug 15, 2002 - History - 364 pages
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The Byzantine princess Theophano, who came to the West in 972 to marry the Ottonian emperor Otto II, died as empress of the Ottonian Empire in Nijmegen in 991. In commemoration of this event a group of distinguished scholars met in 1991 at the castle of Hernen in the Netherlands with the aim of discussing various issues and aspects of Theophano's background in Byzantium, her life in the West, and her impact on society at the turn of the first millennium. This volume brings together in carefully edited form a group of the papers and proceedings from 1991. Each contribution helps to place Theophano in a broad cultural and historical context. The historical, intellectual and artistic background of her age are described, and there are essays on her education, her surroundings, and on the image of noble women in the middle ages.
 

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Contents

Theophano the western empress from the East
28
an empress reconsidered
49
considerations on the education of
64
The education of the daughters of the nobility in
86
Marriage negotiations between Byzantium and the West
99
A marriage too far? Maria Lekapena and Peter
121
chronicles of the tenth and eleventh centuries
150
Ottonian intellectual culture in the tenth century
169
The art of Byzantium and its relation to Germany
211
Imperial art in Byzantium from Basil I to Basil II
231
sumptuary arts?
244
The palace of Nijmegen in the tenth and early eleventh
265
The human and economic context
307
The palace and the monastery in Byzantine spiritual
314
Index
337
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