[Full Book] Approaches To The Byzantine Family

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Publisher: Routledge
Author: Leslie Brubaker
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 446

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Approaches To The Byzantine Family by Leslie Brubaker, Approaches To The Byzantine Family Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Approaches To The Byzantine Family books, The study of the family is one of the major lacunas in Byzantine Studies. Angeliki Laiou remarked in 1989 that ’the study of the Byzantine family is still in its infancy’, and this assertion remains true today. The present volume addresses this lacuna. It comprises 19 chapters written by international experts in the field which take a variety of approaches to the study of the Byzantine family, and embrace a chronological span from the later Roman to the late Byzantine empire. The context is established by chapters focusing on the Roman roots of the Byzantine family, the Christianisation of the family, and the nature of the family in contemporaneous cultures (the late antique west and the Islamic east). Key methodological approaches to the Byzantine family are highlighted and discussed, in particular prosopographical and life course approaches. The contribution of hagiography to the understanding of the Byzantine family is analysed by several authors; other chapters on the family and children in art and on the archaeology of the Middle Byzantine house explore the material evidence that can shed light on the Byzantine family. Overall, the diversity of families that existed in Byzantium (blood, fictive, metaphorical) is emphasised, and chapters consider the specific cases of ascetic, monastic, aristocratic and peasant families, as well as the imperial family, which is illuminated by the comparative case of a Caliphal family. The volume is topped and tailed by a Preface and an Afterword by the editors, which address the state of the field and consider the way ahead. Thus the volume is vital in putting the subject of the Byzantine Family in sharp focus and setting the research agenda for the future.


[Full Book] The Emperor In The Byzantine World

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Publisher: Routledge
Author: Shaun Tougher
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 378

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Approaches To The Byzantine Family by Shaun Tougher, The Emperor In The Byzantine World Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Emperor In The Byzantine World books, The subject of the emperor in the Byzantine world may seem likely to be a well-studied topic but there is no book devoted to the emperor in general covering the span of the Byzantine empire. Of course there are studies on individual emperors, dynasties and aspects of the imperial office/role, but there remains no equivalent to Fergus Millar’s The Emperor in the Roman World (from which the proposed volume takes inspiration for its title and scope). The oddity of a lack of a general study of the Byzantine emperor is compounded by the fact that a series of books devoted to Byzantine empresses was published in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Thus it is appropriate to turn the spotlight on the emperor. Themes covered by the contributions include: questions of dynasty and imperial families; the imperial court and the emperor’s men; imperial duties and the emperor as ruler; imperial literature (the emperor as subject and author); and the material emperor, including imperial images and spaces. The volume fills a need in the field and the market, and also brings new and cutting-edge approaches to the study of the Byzantine emperor. Although the volume cannot hope to be a comprehensive treatment of the emperor in the Byzantine world it aims to cover a broad chronological and thematic span and to play a vital part in setting the agenda for future work. The subject of the Byzantine emperor has also an obvious relevance for historians working on rulership in other cultures and periods.


[Full Book] Mothers And Sons Fathers And Daughters

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Author: Michael Psellos
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 224

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Approaches To The Byzantine Family by Michael Psellos, Mothers And Sons Fathers And Daughters Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Mothers And Sons Fathers And Daughters books, This book contains the works that Psellos wrote about his family, including a long funeral oration for his mother that features unique recollections from a childhood spent in Constantinople; a funeral oration for his young daughter Styliane, which includes a detailed description of her physical appearance and a moving account of her illness and death; a legal work pertaining to the engagement of his second, adopted, daughter; and various letters and other works that relate to the private life of this Byzantine family.


[Full Book] Secular Byzantine Women

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Publisher: Routledge
Author: Sophia Germanidou
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 244

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Approaches To The Byzantine Family by Sophia Germanidou, Secular Byzantine Women Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Secular Byzantine Women books, Secular Byzantine Women examines female material culture during the Late Roman, Byzantine, and Post-Byzantine eras, to better understand the lives of ordinary and humble women during this period. Although recent scholarship has contributed greatly to our knowledge of Byzantine and medieval women, such research has largely focused on female saints, imperial figures, and prominent women of local communities. But what about secular and non-privileged women? Bringing together scholars from various fields, including archaeology, history, theology, anthropology, and ethnography, this volume seeks to answer this important question. The chapters examine the everyday lives of lay women, including their working routines, their clothing, and precious possessions. This book will appeal to scholars and students of Byzantine history, art, and archaeology, as well as those interested in gender and material culture studies.


[Full Book] Serving Byzantium S Emperors

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Publisher: Springer
Author: Dimitris Krallis
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 288

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Approaches To The Byzantine Family by Dimitris Krallis, Serving Byzantium S Emperors Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Serving Byzantium S Emperors books, This book is a microhistory of eleventh-century Byzantium, built around the biography of the state official Michael Attaleiates. Dimitris Krallis presents Byzantium as a cohesive, ever-evolving, dynamic, Roman political community, built on traditions of Roman governance and Hellenic culture. In the eleventh century, Byzantium faced a crisis as it navigated a shifting international environment of feudal polities, merchant republics, steppe migrations, and a rapidly transforming Islamic world. Attaleiates’ life, from provincial birth to Constantinopolitan death, and career, as a member of an ancient empire’s officialdom, raise questions of identity, family, education, governance, elite culture, Romanness, Hellenism, science and skepticism, as well as political ideology during this period. The life and work of Attaleiates is used as a prism through which to examine important questions about a long-lived medieval polity that is usually studied as exotic and distinct from both the European and the Near Eastern historical experience.


[Full Book] Brother Making In Late Antiquity And Byzantium

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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Author: Claudia Rapp
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 368

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Approaches To The Byzantine Family by Claudia Rapp, Brother Making In Late Antiquity And Byzantium Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Brother Making In Late Antiquity And Byzantium books, Among medieval Christian societies, Byzantium is unique in preserving an ecclesiastical ritual of adelphopoiesis, which pronounces two men, not related by birth, as brothers for life. It has its origin as a spiritual blessing in the monastic world of late antiquity, and it becomes a popular social networking strategy among lay people from the ninth century onwards, even finding application in recent times. Located at the intersection of religion and society, brother-making exemplifies how social practice can become ritualized and subsequently subjected to attempts of ecclesiastical and legal control. Controversially, adelphopoiesis was at the center of a modern debate about the existence of same-sex unions in medieval Europe. This book, the first ever comprehensive history of this unique feature of Byzantine life, argues persuasively that the ecclesiastical ritual to bless a relationship between two men bears no resemblance to marriage. Wide-ranging in its use of sources, from a complete census of the manuscripts containing the ritual of adelphopoiesis to the literature and archaeology of early monasticism, and from the works of hagiographers, historiographers, and legal experts in Byzantium to comparative material in the Latin West and the Slavic world, Brother-Making in Late Antiquity and Byzantium examines the fascinating religious and social features of the ritual, shedding light on little known aspects of Byzantine society.


[Full Book] The Routledge Handbook On Identity In Byzantium

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Publisher: Routledge
Author: Michael Edward Stewart
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 468

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Approaches To The Byzantine Family by Michael Edward Stewart, The Routledge Handbook On Identity In Byzantium Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Routledge Handbook On Identity In Byzantium books, This volume is the first to focus solely on how specific individuals and groups in Byzantium and its borderlands were defined and distinguished from other individuals and groups from the mid-fourth to the close of the fifteenth century. It gathers chapters from both established and emerging scholars from a wide range of disciplines across history, art, archaeology, and religion to provide an accurate representation of the state of the field both now and in its immediate future. The handbook is divided into four subtopics that examine concepts of group and specific individual identity which have been chosen to provide methodologically sophisticated and multidisciplinary perspectives on specific categories of group and individual identity. The topics are Imperial Identities; Romanitas in the Late Antique Mediterranean; Macro and Micro Identities: Religious, Regional, and Ethnic Identities, and Internal Others; and Gendered Identities: Literature, Memory, and Self in Early and Middle Byzantium. While no single volume could ever provide a comprehensive vision of identities on the vast variety of peoples within Byzantium over nearly a millennium of its history, this handbook represents a milestone in offering a survey of the vibrant surge of scholarship examining the numerous and oft-times fluctuating codes of identity that shaped and transformed Byzantium and its neighbours during the empire’s long life.


[Full Book] Children And Asceticism In Late Antiquity

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Publisher: Routledge
Author: Ville Vuolanto
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 272

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Approaches To The Byzantine Family by Ville Vuolanto, Children And Asceticism In Late Antiquity Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Children And Asceticism In Late Antiquity books, In Late Antiquity the emergence of Christian asceticism challenged the traditional Greco-Roman views and practices of family life. The resulting discussions on the right way to live a good Christian life provide us with a variety of information on both ideological statements and living experiences of late Roman childhood. This is the first book to scrutinise the interplay between family, children and asceticism in the rise of Christianity. Drawing on texts of Christian authors of the late fourth and early fifth centuries the volume approaches the study of family dynamics and childhood from both ideological and social historical perspectives. It examines the place of children in the family in Christian ideology and explores how families in the late Roman world adapted these ideals in practice. Offering fresh viewpoints to current scholarship Ville Vuolanto demonstrates that there were many continuities in Roman ways of thinking about children and, despite the rise of Christianity, the old traditions remained deeply embedded in the culture. Moreover, the discussions about family and children are shown to have been intimately linked to worries about the continuity of family lineage and of the self, and to the changing understanding of what constituted a meaningful life.


[Full Book] Byzantine Childhood

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Author: Oana-Maria Cojocaru
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 262

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Approaches To The Byzantine Family by Oana-Maria Cojocaru, Byzantine Childhood Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Byzantine Childhood books, Byzantine Childhood examines the intricacies of growing up in medieval Byzantium, children’s everyday experiences, and their agency. By piecing together a wide range of sources and utilising several methodological approaches inspired by intersectionality, history from below and microhistory, it analyses the life course of Byzantine boys and girls and how medieval Byzantine society perceived and treated them according to societal and cultural expectations surrounding age, gender, and status. Ultimately, it seeks to reconstruct a more plausible picture of the everyday life of children, one of the most vulnerable social groups throughout history and often a neglected subject in scholarship. Written in a lively and engaging manner, this book is necessary reading for scholars and students of Byzantine history, as well as those interested in the history of childhood and the family.


[Full Book] La Diplomatie Byzantine De L Empire Romain Aux Confins De L Europe Ve Xve S

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Publisher: BRILL
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 478

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La Diplomatie Byzantine De L Empire Romain Aux Confins De L Europe Ve Xve S

Approaches To The Byzantine Family by , La Diplomatie Byzantine De L Empire Romain Aux Confins De L Europe Ve Xve S Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download La Diplomatie Byzantine De L Empire Romain Aux Confins De L Europe Ve Xve S books, La Diplomatie byzantine, de l’Empire romain aux confins de l’Europe (Ve-XVe s.) provides twelve articles addressing the manifold aspects of Byzantine diplomacy. Spanning the fifth to fifteenth centuries it focuses both on chronological and thematic aspects of its history.


[Full Book] Coming Of Age In Byzantium

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Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Author: Despoina Ariantzi
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 316

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Approaches To The Byzantine Family by Despoina Ariantzi, Coming Of Age In Byzantium Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Coming Of Age In Byzantium books, The various phases of life and their manifestations in theory and social reality constitute a well-established area of research in the fields of western medieval studies and ancient history. In this respect the Byzantine East has been widely neglected. This volume will focus on the Byzantine experience of adolescence, which may be defined as the biological transition from childhood to adulthood as well as the social and psychological experience of leaving the care of parents, guardians and family groups and the gradual integration into adult society. The contributions gathered therein treat seven subtopics that correspond to crucial questions in the current research on adolescence: the legal status of adolescents; the mechanisms of transition from childhood to adolescence; the socialisation and gradual integration into adult society; adolescents in Byzantine art; psychological aspects of adolescence from medieval to modern times; illnesses of adolescents; adolescents in the western medieval world.The focus is on the Middle and Late Byzantine Period, where historical, hagiographical,legal and medical sources offer rich material for an investigation of these aspects. The book contributes to a better understanding of all these questions and to show future trajectories for research.


[Full Book] Emotions And Gender In Byzantine Culture

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Publisher: Springer
Author: Stavroula Constantinou
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 327

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Approaches To The Byzantine Family by Stavroula Constantinou, Emotions And Gender In Byzantine Culture Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Emotions And Gender In Byzantine Culture books, This book examines the gendered dimensions of emotions and the emotional aspects of gender within Byzantine culture and suggests possible readings of such instances. In so doing, the volume celebrates the current breadth of Byzantine gender studies while at the same time contributing to the emerging field of Byzantine emotion studies. It offers the reader an array of perspectives encompassing various sources and media, including historiography, hagiography, theological writings, epistolography, erotic literature, art objects, and illuminated manuscripts. The ten chapters cover a time span ranging from the early to the late Byzantine periods. This diversity is secured by an expanded and enriched exploration of the collection’s unifying theme of gendered emotions. The scope and breadth of the chapters also reflect the ways in which Byzantine gender and emotion have been studied thus far, while at the same time offering novel approaches that challenge established opinions in Byzantine studies.


[Full Book] Rural Communities In Late Byzantium

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: Fotini Kondyli
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 248

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Approaches To The Byzantine Family by Fotini Kondyli, Rural Communities In Late Byzantium Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Rural Communities In Late Byzantium books, Argues that Late Byzantine rural communities were resilient and able to transform their socioeconomic strategies in the face of crisis.


[Full Book] An Ottoman Era Town In The Balkans

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Publisher: Routledge
Author: Velika Ivkovska
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 208

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Approaches To The Byzantine Family by Velika Ivkovska, An Ottoman Era Town In The Balkans Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download An Ottoman Era Town In The Balkans books, An Ottoman Era Town in the Balkans: The Case Study of Kavala presents the town of Kavala in Northern Greece as an example of Ottoman urban and residential development, covering the long period of Kavala’s expansion over five centuries under Ottoman rule. Kavala was part of the Ottoman Empire from 1387 to 1912. In the middle of the sixteenth century, Ibrahim Pasha, grand vizier of Suleiman the Magnificent, contributed to the town's prosperity and growth by the construction of an aqueduct. The Ottomans also rebuilt and extended the existing Byzantine fortress. The book uncovers new findings about Kavala, and addresses the key question: is there an authentic "Ottoman" built environment that the town and its architecture share? Through the examination of travellers’ accounts, historical maps, and archival documents, the Ottoman influences on the urban settlement of Kavala are assessed. From its original founding by the Ottomans in the late fourteenth century to the nineteenth century when the expansion of tobacco production in the area transformed its prosperity, the development of Kavala as an Ottoman era town is explored. The book will be of interest to scholars and students interested in Ottoman history and urban history.


[Full Book] Greek Monasticism In Southern Italy

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Publisher: Routledge
Author: Barbara Crostini
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 381

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Approaches To The Byzantine Family by Barbara Crostini, Greek Monasticism In Southern Italy Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Greek Monasticism In Southern Italy books, This volume was conceived with the double aim of providing a background and a further context for the new Dumbarton Oaks English translation of the Life of St Neilos from Rossano, founder of the monastery of Grottaferrata near Rome in 1004. Reflecting this double aim, the volume is divided into two parts. Part I, entitled “Italo-Greek Monasticism,” builds the background to the Life of Neilos by taking several multi-disciplinary approaches to the geographical area, history and literature of the region denoted as Southern Italy. Part II, entitled “The Life of St Neilos,” offers close analyses of the text of Neilos’s hagiography from socio-historical, textual, and contextual perspectives. Together, the two parts provide a solid introduction and offer in-depth studies with original outcomes and wide-ranging bibliographies. Using monasticism as a connecting thread between the various zones and St Neilos as the figure who walked over mountains and across many cultural divides, the essays in this volume span all regions and localities and try to trace thematic arcs between individual testimonies. They highlight the multicultural context in which Southern Italian Christians lived and their way of negotiating differences with Arab and Jewish neighbors through a variety of sources, and especially in saints’ lives.


[Full Book] Perceptions Of The Body And Sacred Space In Late Antiquity And Byzantium

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Publisher: Routledge
Author: Jelena Bogdanovic
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 240

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Approaches To The Byzantine Family by Jelena Bogdanovic, Perceptions Of The Body And Sacred Space In Late Antiquity And Byzantium Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Perceptions Of The Body And Sacred Space In Late Antiquity And Byzantium books, Perceptions of the Body and Sacred Space in Late Antiquity and Byzantium seeks to reveal Christian understanding of the body and sacred space in the medieval Mediterranean. Case studies examine encounters with the holy through the perspective of the human body and sensory dimensions of sacred space, and discuss the dynamics of perception when experiencing what was constructed, represented, and understood as sacred. The comparative analysis investigates viewers’ recognitions of the sacred in specific locations or segments of space with an emphasis on the experiential and conceptual relationships between sacred spaces and human bodies. This volume thus reassesses the empowering aspects of space, time, and human agency in religious contexts. By focusing on investigations of human endeavors towards experiential and visual expressions that shape perceptions of holiness, this study ultimately aims to present a better understanding of the corporeality of sacred art and architecture. The research points to how early Christians and Byzantines teleologically viewed the divine source of the sacred in terms of its ability to bring together – but never fully dissolve – the distinctions between the human and divine realms. The revealed mechanisms of iconic perception and noetic contemplation have the potential to shape knowledge of the meanings of the sacred as well as to improve our understanding of the liminality of the profane and the sacred.


[Full Book] Social Control In Late Antiquity

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: Kate Cooper
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 348

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Approaches To The Byzantine Family by Kate Cooper, Social Control In Late Antiquity Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Social Control In Late Antiquity books, Social Control in Late Antiquity: The Violence of Small Worlds explores the small-scale communities of late antiquity - households, monasteries, and schools - where power was a question of personal relationships. When fathers, husbands, teachers, abbots, and slave-owners asserted their own will, they saw themselves as maintaining the social order, and expected law and government to reinforce their rule. Naturally, the members of these communities had their own ideas, and teaching them to 'obey their betters' was not always a straightforward business. Drawing on a wide variety of sources from across the late Roman Mediterranean, from law codes and inscriptions to monastic rules and hagiography, the book considers the sometimes conflicting identities of women, slaves, and children, and documents how they found opportunities for agency and recognition within a system built on the unremitting assertion of the rights of the powerful.


[Full Book] Anna Komnene

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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Author: Leonora Neville
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 304

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Approaches To The Byzantine Family by Leonora Neville, Anna Komnene Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Anna Komnene books, Byzantine princess Anna Komnene is known for two things: plotting to murder her brother to usurp the throne, and writing the Alexiad, an epic history of her father Alexios I Komnenos (1081-1118) that is a key historical source for the era of the First Crusade. Anna Komnene: the Life and Work of a Medieval Historian investigates the relationship between Anna's self-presentation in the Alexiad and the story of her bloodthirsty ambition. It begins by asking why women did not write history in Anna's society, what cultural rules Anna broke by doing so, and how Anna tried to respond to those challenges in her writing. Many of the idiosyncrasies and surprises of Anna's Alexiad are driven by her efforts to be perceived as both a good historian and a good woman. These new interpretations of Anna's authorial persona then spark a thorough re-thinking of the standard story which defines Anna's life by the failure of her supposed political ambitions. The second half of this work reviews the medieval sources with fresh eyes and re-establishes Anna's primary identity as an author and intellectual rather than as a failed conspirator.