Women, Men and Eunuchs: Gender in Byzantium (Hardback)
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Short Description for Women, Men and Eunuchs 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.
- Published: 10 September 1997
- Format: Hardback 240 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780415146852 ISBN 10: 0415146852
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The collected papers in this volume present an introduction to the history of women, men and eunuchs - or the third sex - in Byzantium, and to the various theroretical 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 in Byzantine society and the perceptions of women held by that society.