Theodosian Empresses: Women and Imperial Dominion in Late Antiquity

Theodosian Empresses: Women and Imperial Dominion in Late Antiquity

Paperback Transformation of the Classical Heritage

By (author) Kenneth G. Holum

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  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Format: Paperback | 325 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 16mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 1 June 1990
  • Publication City/Country: Berkerley
  • ISBN 10: 0520068017
  • ISBN 13: 9780520068018
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: Ill.

Product description

Theodosian Empresses sets a series of compelling women on the stage of history and offers new insights into the eastern court in the fifth century.

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Author information

Kenneth G. Holum is Professor of History at the University of Maryland.

Review quote

"Holum's use of numismatic and artistic as well as textual evidence is most welcome. Gracefully written and thematically consistent, Holum's book marks a new stage in the research on not just the imperial women but the whole Theodosian era. All future scholars must take into account his exciting hypotheses, whether they support or challenge them."--Elizabeth A. Clark, "Church History