Byzantine Empresses: Women and Power in Byzantium, AD 527-1204

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Psychology Press, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 343 pages
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The first extended work in the field since Charles Diehl published his Figures Byzantine more than ninety years ago, Byzantine Empresses provides much-needed historical data in an accessible and up-to-date form.Using a chronological approach, Lynda Garland provides a series of biographical portraits of the most significant Byzantine women who ruled or shared the throne between 527 and 1204. She presents and analyzes the available historical data in order to outline what these empresses did, what the sources thought they did, and what they wanted to do. Revealed are stories of imperial women who had considerable resources, such as powerful patronage, their own courts of women, eunuchs and ministers and who wielded an enormous amount of influence, such as total government control and the power to issue coinage and decrees.Lavishly illustrated, Byzantine Empresses provides an immense contribution to the study of women in Byzantine civilization.This title availablein eBook format. here for more information.Visit our eBookstore at-
  

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thank god for lynda g s book on byzantine women. i v had to do many hrs of readng on this sort of histry as my famly name is fr latin sacellarios an gk sakellarios. when we got to aberdeen scotlnd in 1200 we lied, said we were nt excommunicated gk orthodox. peter sellers made our name wrld famous soi had to put it into th french 'le sacelier d orleans. 

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Contents

Theodora wife of Justinian 52748
11
Sophia 565601+
40
Regents and regicides
59
Martina ?6151641
61
Irene 769802
73
Theodora restorer of orthodoxy 83067+
95
The wives of Leo VI 886919
109
Theophano c 95576+
126
Eudokia Makrembolitissa 105978+
168
The empresses of Alexios I Komnenos 10811118
180
Maria of Antioch 1161823
199
Euphrosyne Doukaina 11951203
210
Epilogue
225
Tables
229
Glossary
241
Notes
246

Zoe Porphyrogenneta 102850
136
Empresses as autocrats
159
Theodora the last Macedonian 104256
161

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