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

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Routledge, Jan 4, 2002 - History - 368 pages
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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Contents

Theodora wife of Justinian 52748
11
Sophia 565601+
40
Regents and regicides
59
Martina ?6151641
61
Irene 769802
73
Theodora restorer of orthodoxy 83067+
95
The wives of Leo VI 886919
109
Theophano c 95576+
126
Eudokia Makrembolitissa 105978+
168
The empresses of Alexios I Komnenos 10811118
180
Maria of Antioch 1161823
199
Euphrosyne Doukaina 11951203
210
Epilogue
225
Tables
229
Glossary
241
Notes
246

Zoe Porphyrogenneta 102850
136
Empresses as autocrats
159
Theodora the last Macedonian 104256
161

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