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    DescriptionThe collected papers in this volume present a unique introduction both to the history of women, of men and eunuchs, or the third sex, in Byzantium and to the various theoretical and methodological approaches through which the topic can be examined. The contributors use evidence from both texts and images to give a wide-ranging picture of the place of women and Byzantine society and the perceptions of women held by that society. Women, Men and Eunuchs offers a unique and valuable exploration of the issue of gender in Byzantium, which will fascinate anyone interested in ancient and medieval history and gender studies.

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    Women, Men and Eunuchs
    Gender in Byzantium
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Liz James
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 144 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 458 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415146852
    ISBN 10: 0415146852

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
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    B&T General Subject: 750
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 53
    B&T Approval Code: A14530000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC028000
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    DC22: 305.40945
    B&T Approval Code: A14662000
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    DC21: 305.30949502
    LC classification: HQ1147.B98
    DC22: 305.4/0945
    LC classification: HQ1147.B98 W65 1997
    Thema V1.0: JBSF, NHF, NHC
    Illustrations note
    illustrations, 7 b&w photographs
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
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    Publication date
    14 August 1997
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    Author Information
    Liz James is a lecturer in the History of Art, School of European Studies, University of Sussex. She has published several articles on women in Byzantium and is currently working on a book on Byzantine Empresses.
    Review quote
    "interesting...help[s] us to recover both the realities of women's lives and the modes of the construction of gender."-"International Journal of the Classical Tradition "A useful study."-Religious Study Review
    Table of contents
    List of Plates List of Figures List of Abbreviations, Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Introductory Essay: Women's Studies, Gender Studies, Byzantine Studies Liz James 1. Sacred and Profane Love: Thoughts on Byzantine Gender Averil Cameron 2. Women and Icons, and Women in Icons Robin Cormack 3. Memories of Helena: Patterns in Imperial Female Matronage in the Fourth and Fifth Centuries Leslie Brubaker 4. Imperial Women and the Ideology of Womanhood in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries Barbara Hill 5. Gender and Orientalism in Georgia in the Age of Queen Tamar Antony Eastmond 6. Salome's Sisters. The Rhetoric and Realities of Dance in Late Antiquity and Byzantium Ruth Webb 7. Women as Outsiders Dion C. Smythe 8. Byzantine Eunuchs: An Overview, with Special Reference to their Creation and Origin Shaun F. Tougher 9. Homo Byzantinus? Charles Barber Select Bibliography Index