Byzantine Empresses: Women and Power in Byzantium, AD 527-1204

Byzantine Empresses: Women and Power in Byzantium, AD 527-1204

Byzantine Empresses: Women and Power in Byzantium, AD 527-1204

Byzantine Empresses: Women and Power in Byzantium, AD 527-1204

Synopsis

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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