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Women, Men and Eunuchs: Gender in Byzantium
The collected papers in this volume present an introduction to the history of women, men and eunuchs - or the third sex - in Byzantium, and to the various theroretical 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 in Byzantine society and t ...more
Paperback, 207 pages
Published September 10th 1997 by Routledge
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Dec 07, 2012 Cassandra rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Dance Ethnologists, Dance Ethnographers, Anthropologists, Historians
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 page text but at best only about 151 pages of the book are actually reading material (if you include the introduction). Over 25% of the book is actually just extensive citation notes. This is both good and bad in that a good portion of the books is not reading material but at the same time it also m ...more
Oct 15, 2014 Amy Brown added it
Focused on the excellent chapters by Dame Averil Cameron on "Sacred and Profane Love: Thoughts on Byzantine Gender" and Leslie Brubaker's "Memories of Helena: Patterns in Imperial Female Matronage in the Fourth and Fifth Centuries"