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Byzantine Women and Their World

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ISBN-10: 0300096984

ISBN-13: 9780300096989

Edition: 2003

Authors: Ioli Kalavrezou, Angeliki E. Laiou, Alicia Walker, Elizabeth Gittings, Elizabeth A. Gittings

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An exploration of the representation of women in the Byzantine Empire. Featuring nearly 200 works of art, the volume illustrates how women in Byzantium were represented in both material and literary culture and explores the continuities and changes in their lives throughout the era.
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 12/31/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 335
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 3.344

Angeliki E. Laiou was Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Byzantine History at Harvard University.

Director's Foreword
Preface and Acknowledgments
Lenders to the Exhibition
Contributing Authors / Notes on the Catalogue
Women in the Visual Record of Byzantium
Women in the History of Byzantium
Catalogue of the Exhibition
Civic Life: Women as Embodiments of Civic Life
Elite Women: Dignity, Power, and Piety
Public Devotion: The Virgin of Constantinople: Power and Belief
Work: The Art and Craft of Earning a Living
Home: A Space "Rich in Blessing"
Marriage: Wife and Husband: "A Golden Team"
Adornment: Enhancing the Body, Neglecting the Soul?
Health: Magic, Medicine, and Prayer
Byzantine Empresses
Bibliography
Index
Illustration Credits