The Byzantine Lady
Ten Portraits, 1250 - 1500
Edited by Donald M. Nicol
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Byzantine Lady by Donald M. Nicol
Book DescriptionWhat kind of lives did women in the Byzantine empire lead? Just how subservient were they in so male-dominated a society? In this collection of biographies Donald M. Nicol uncovers the unexpected fact that in the later years of the empire, at least, some aristocratic women enjoyed influence and exercised initiative. The ten ladies whose lives are described here did not complain of male oppression: instead, despite the conventions of caste and court, they found an outlet for their talents in religion, patronage, friendship and scholarship. They left a lasting influence on the society in which they lived. The story of their achievements offers new perspectives on the Byzantine empire, and a fascinating insight into the lives of women in past times.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521576239
(216mm x 138mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Jul-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Donald M. Nicol
Despotate of Epiros 1267-1479, Paperback (February 2010)
The Despotate of Epiros illuminates part of Byzantine history and of the history of Greece in the Middle Ages.
Theodore Spandounes, Paperback (March 2009)
A discussion of the sources which Spandounes might have consulted in his account of the origins of the Turkish rulers and of their phenomenal rise to power.
Church and Society in Byzantium, Paperback (August 2008)
This book explores some of the characteristics of Byzantine society in the age of its decline and fall.
Reluctant Emperor, Paperback (August 2002)» View all books by Donald M. Nicol
Was the first biography in English of the Byzantine emperor and monk, John Cantacuzene.
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