Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 16892
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Laiou , Angeliki E.
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  • Title: The Role of Women in Byzantine Society [The author provides a brief overview of women's roles in Byzantium, covering marriage and other family concerns, economic issues including work and dowry, politics, literacy, and society's attitudes toward women. See Record #9532 for Laiou's brief addendum to this article. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Gender, Society, and Economic Life in Byzantium.Angeliki E. LaiouVariorum Collected Studies Series.  Ashgate, 1992.  Pages 233 - 260. Earlier published in Studies in Church History 27 (1990): 53-78.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Byzantium Economics Noble Women Women's Status
  • Geographic Area: Eastern Mediterranean
  • Century: 11- 12- 13- 14- 15
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  • Table: Three tables. Table One Legal cases involving women categorized as Dowry, Other Property, and Marriage, Divorce, etc. Table Two Women and property includes the percentage concerning dowry property, the imperial family, and the aristocracy. The centuries represented are the eleventh through the fifteenth. Table Three Female literacy for 196 cases in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.
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  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0860783227
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