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Perfect Servant Eunuchs and the Social Construction of Gender in Byzantium

ISBN-10: 0226720152

ISBN-13: 9780226720159

Edition: 2003

Authors: Kathryn M. Ringrose

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Book details

List price: $60.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 5/15/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

List of Illustrations Spelling Conventions for Greek Names
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Gender as Social Construct
The Language of Gender
Byzantine Medical Lore and the Gendering of Eunuchs
Gender Construction as Acculturation
Making Sense of Tradition: Regendering Legendary Narratives
Becoming Protagonists
Passing the Test of Sanctity: Eunuchs and the Ecclesiastical World of Byzantium
Trangressing Gender Boundaries Eunuchs in Authority
Transcending the Material World: Eunuchs and Angles
Eunuchs at the Palace: Gendered Space and Confirmation of the Imperial Numen
Social Reproduction and Integration Conclusion Present and Past Perceptions of Gender