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

Author: Lynda Garland
Publisher: London : Taylor and Francis, 2002. ©2002
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Byzantine Empresses provides a series of biographical portraits of the most significant Byzantine women who ruled or shared the throne between 527 and 1204. It presents and analyses the available historical data in order to outline what these empresses did, what the sources thought they did, and what they wanted to do.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Garland, Lynda.
Byzantine Empresses : Women and Power in Byzantium AD 527-1204.
London : Taylor and Francis, ©2002
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lynda Garland
ISBN: 9780203024812 0203024818
OCLC Number: 1047707738
Description: 1 online resource (364 pages)
Contents: Cover --
Half Title --
Title Page --
Copyright Page --
Dedication --
Table of Contents --
List of illustrations --
Preface --
List of abbreviations --
Map of Constantinople --
Introduction --
Part I From stage to statecraft --
1 Theodora, wife of Justinian (527-48) --
2 Sophia (565-601 +) --
Part II Regents and regicides --
3 Martina (?615/16-41) --
4 Irene (769-802) --
5 Theodora, restorer of orthodoxy (830-67+) --
6 The wives of Leo VI (886-919) --
7 Theophano (c. 955-76+) --
8 Zoe Porphyrogenneta (1028-50) --
Part III Empresses as autocrats --
9 Theodora, the last Macedonian (1042-56) --
10 Eudokia Makrembolitissa (1059-78+) --
11 The empresses of Alexios I Komnenos (1081-1118) --
12 Maria of Antioch (1161-82/3) --
13 Euphrosyne Doukaina (1195-1203) --
Epilogue --
Tables --
Glossary --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.

Abstract:

Byzantine Empresses provides a series of biographical portraits of the most significant Byzantine women who ruled or shared the throne between 527 and 1204. It presents and analyses the available historical data in order to outline what these empresses did, what the sources thought they did, and what they wanted to do.
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