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New Approaches to Byzantine History and Culture

Emotions and Gender in Byzantine Culture

Editors: Constantinou, Stavroula, Meyer, Mati (Eds.)

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  • Brings together the studies of Byzantine gender and emotions and explores each from the point of view of the other
  • Examines gender and emotion through the analysis of various mediums including textual, visual and physical sources
  • Explores a wide spectrum of emotions, including anger, fear, sadness, shame, embarrassment, desire, love, joy, and erotic pleasure, not just grief
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Stavroula Constantinou is Associate Professor in Byzantine Studies at the University of Cyprus. Her research interests include gender, ritual, performance and narrative literature. Currently, she is writing a monograph on the art of Byzantine Greek miracle collection and she is co-editing (with Christian Høgel) a volume on rewriting hagiographical legends in Byzantium.

Mati Meyer is Associate Professor at the Open University of Israel. Her research focuses on gender, aesthetics and cultural and biblical issues in Byzantine art. Among her current projects is a monograph on representations of the female body and its reception in the Byzantine illuminated book.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Towards an Approach to Gendered Emotions in Byzantine Culture: An Introduction

    Pages 3-32

    Meyer, Mati

  • ‘Emotioning’ Gender: Plotting the Male and the Female in Byzantine Greek Passions and Lives of Holy Couples

    Pages 35-63

    Andreou, Andria

  • Pity and Lamentation in the Authorial Personae of John Kaminiates and Anna Komnene

    Pages 65-92

    Neville, Leonora

  • Gendering Grief: Emotional Eunuchs—Consoling Constantine the Paphlagonian

    Pages 93-107

    Tougher, Shaun

  • Empresses in Byzantine Society: Justifiably Angry or Simply Angry?

    Pages 111-140

    Georgiou, Andriani

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
$89.00 (listprice)
price for USA in USD (gross)
valid through December 31, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-96038-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
$119.99 (listprice)
price for USA in USD
valid through December 31, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-96037-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $89.99
$119.99 (listprice)
price for USA in USD
valid through December 31, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-07137-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Emotions and Gender in Byzantine Culture
Editors
  • Stavroula Constantinou
  • Mati Meyer
Series Title
New Approaches to Byzantine History and Culture
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-96038-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-96038-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-96037-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07137-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 327
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
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