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Byzantine Lady
By Donald M. Nicol

The Byzantine Lady

Ten Portraits, 1250 - 1500

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Byzantine Lady by Donald M. Nicol

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What 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 Details

ISBN: 9780521576239
ISBN-10: 0521576237
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 10mm)
Pages: 164
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Jul-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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