Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 16895
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Laiou , Angeliki E.
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  • Title: The Festival of "Agathe": Comments on the Life of Constantinopolitan Women [The author examines a short treatise by Michael Psellos about the annual festival of Agathe in which women sang and danced near a church. Laiou argues that the women's activities which praised good cloth-making suggest that they were members of a female guild for carders, spinners, and weavers. The article was originally published in Byzantium 1 (1986): 111-122. Volume One was also titled Tribute to Andreas N. Stratos. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Gender, Society, and Economic Life in Byzantium.Angeliki E. LaiouVariorum Collected Studies Series.  Ashgate, 1992.  Pages 111 - 122. Originally published in Byzantium 1 (1986): 111-122. Volume One was also titled Tribute to Andreas N. Stratos.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Byzantium Constantinople/Istanbul Festivals Guilds Psellos, Michael, Historian- On the Female Festival of Agathe Textiles- Production Work
  • Geographic Area: Eastern Mediterranean
  • Century: 11
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  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0860783227
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