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  • Record Number: 12913
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Vinson , Martha.
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  • Title: The Life of Theodora and the Rhetoric of the Byzantine Bride Show
  • Source: Jahrbuch der Österreichischen Byzantinistik 49, ( 1999): Pages 31 - 60.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Bride Shows Byzantium Hagiography Iconoclasm Insults Laudatory Literature Rhetoric Theodora, Saint and Wife of Theophilos, Byzantine Emperor
  • Geographic Area: Eastern Mediterranean
  • Century: 9-10
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  • Abstract: This article explores the use of hagiography as imperial propaganda in late ninth century Byzantium. Saints' lives affirming traditional gender roles for both men and women played an important part in restoring confidence in the institutions of church and state in the aftermath of the iconoclastic controversy. The new emphasis on traditional gender roles was part of a larger process of secularization which resulted in greater opportunities for
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  • Year of Publication: 1999.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 03788660
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