Byzantine empresses : women and power in Byzantium, AD 527-1204 / Lynda Garland.

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  • London ; New York : Routledge 1999
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1 online resource (364 p.)
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  • 1-134-75639-9
  • 1-280-33192-5
  • 0-203-02481-8
  • 0-203-15951-9
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  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-318) and index.
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  • Book Cover; Title; Contents; List of illustrations; Preface; List of abbreviations; Map of Constantinople; Introduction; From stage to statecraft; Theodora, wife of Justinian (527 48); Sophia (565 601+); Regents and regicides; Martina (?615/16 41); Irene (769 802); Theodora, restorer of orthodoxy (830 67+); The wives of Leo VI (886 919); Theophano (c. 955 76+); Zoe Porphyrogenneta (1028 50); Empresses as autocrats; Theodora, the last Macedonian (1042 56); Eudokia Makrembolitissa (1059 78+); The empresses of Alexios I Komnenos (1081 1118); Maria of Antioch (1161 82/3)
  • Euphrosyne Doukaina (1195 1203)Epilogue; Tables; Glossary; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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  • Byzantine Empresses provides a series of biographical portraits of the most significant Byzantine women who ruled or shared the throne between 527 and 1204. It presents and analyses the available historical data in order to outline what these empresses did, what the sources thought they did, and what they wanted to do.
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