Women played key roles in Byzantine society: some ruled or co-ruled the empire, and others commissioned art and buildings, went on pilgrimages, and wrote. This engrossing book draws on evidence ranging from pictorial mosaics and inscriptions on the walls of churches to women's poetry and histories, examining for the first time the lives, occupations, beliefs, and social roles of Byzantine women. In each chapter Carolyn L. Connor introduces us to a single woman--from the elite to the ordinary--and uses her as a springboard ...

Women of Byzantium 2004, Yale University Press, New haven

ISBN-13: 9780300186468

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Women of Byzantium 2004, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

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