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Unrivalled Influence:
Women and Empire in Byzantium
Judith Herrin

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Abbreviations ix
Introduction xiii
1. Women in Byzantium 1
2. In Search of Byzantine Women: Three Avenues of Approach 12
3. Women and the Faith in Icons in Early Christianity 38
4. Mothers and Daughters in the Medieval Greek World 80
5. "Femina Byzantina": The Council in Trullo on Women 115
6. Public and Private Forms of Religious Commitment among Byzantine Women 133
7. The Imperial Feminine in Byzantium 161
8. Political Power and Christian Faith in Byzantium: The Case of Irene (Regent 780-90, Emperor 797-802) 194
9. Moving Bones: Evidence of Political Burials from Medieval Constantinople 208
10. The Many Empresses of the Byzantine Court (and All Their Attendants) 219
11. Theophano: Considerations on the Education of a Byzantine Princess 238
12. Toleration and Repression in the Byzantine Family: Gender Problems 261
13. The Icon Corner in Medieval Byzantium 281
14. Marriage: A Fundamental Element of Imperial Statecraft 302
Index 321

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