Women, Men, and Eunuchs: Gender in Byzantium

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Liz James
Psychology Press, 1997 - Social Science - 207 pages
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The collected papers in this volume present a unique introduction both to the history of women, of men and eunuchs, or the third sex, in Byzantium and to the various theoretical and methodological approaches through which the topic can be examined. The contributors use evidence from both texts and images to give a wide-ranging picture of the place of women and Byzantine society and the perceptions of women held by that society.
Women, Men and Eunuchs offers a unique and valuable exploration of the issue of gender in Byzantium, which will fascinate anyone interested in ancient and medieval history and gender studies.
 

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Women, Men and Eunuchs: Gender in Byzantium is a series nine academic articles compiled into this relatively small volume on gender in the Byzantine Empire. I say relatively small because it is a 207 ... Read full review

Contents

THOUGHTS
1
WOMEN AND ICONS AND WOMEN IN ICONS
24
PATTERNS
52
IMPERIAL WOMEN AND THE IDEOLOGY
76
GENDER AND ORIENTALISM IN GEORGIA
100
THE RHETORIC
119
WOMEN AS OUTSIDERS
149
AN OVERVIEW WITH
168
HOMO BYZANTINUS?
185
Select bibliograpby
200
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About the author (1997)

Liz James is a lecturer in the History of Art, School of European Studies, University of Sussex. She has published several articles on women in Byzantium and is currently working on a book on Byzantine Empresses.

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