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Title Emotions and gender in Byzantine culture / Stavroula Constantinou, Mati Meyer, editors
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2019]
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 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  DF531 E54 2019    AVAILABLE    30530001321413
Descript xxiii, 327 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
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Series New approaches to Byzantine history and culture
New approaches to Byzantine history and culture
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Part I. Introduction. 1. Towards an Approach to Gendered Emotions in Byzantine Culture: An Introduction / Mati Meyer -- Part II. The Gender of Grief. 2. 'Emotioning' Gender: Plotting the Male and the Female in Byzantine Greek Passions and Lives of Holy Couples / Andria Andreou -- 3. Pity and Lamentation in the Authorial Personae of John Kaminiates and Anna Komnene / Leonora Neville -- 4. Gendering Grief: Emotional Eunuchs--Consoling Constantine the Paphlagonian / Shaun Tougher -- Part III. Women and 'Male' Emotions. 5. Empresses in Byzantine Society: Justifiably Angry or Sumply Angry? / Andriani Georgiou -- 6. Emotions on Stage: The 'Manly' Woman Martyr in teh Menologion of Basil II / Valentina Cantone -- Part IV. Men, Women and Erotic Passion. 7. Eros as Passion, Affection and Nature: Gendered Perceptions of Erotic Emotion in Byzantium / Charis Messis and Ingela Nilsson -- 8. 'Weaver of Tales': The Veroli Box and the Power of Eros in Byzantium / Diliana Angelova -- 9. Stirring up Sundry Emotions in the Byzantine Illuminated Book: Reflections on the Female Body / Mati Meyer -- Part V. Conclusion. 10. Gendered Emotions and Affective Genders: A Response / Stravroula Constantinou -- Index
"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."-- Publisher's website
Subject Emotions -- Sex differences -- Byzantine Empire
Sex role -- Byzantine Empire
Byzantine Empire -- Social conditions
Alt Author Constantinou, Stavroula, editor
Meyer, Mati, editor
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