Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 17464
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Talbot , Alice-Mary.
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  • Title: Building Activity in Constantinople under Andronikos II: The Role of Women Patrons in the Construction and Restoration of Monasteries [The author notes the substantial number of both female patrons and women's monasteries during this period. The patrons are connected to the royal family by blood or marriage. Individuals profiled include Theodora Raoulaina, Maria Palaiologina, Theodora Synadene, Irene Choumnaina Palaiologina, and Maria Doukaina Komnene Branaina Palaiologina. The women were all widows at the time of their donations and gave substantial gifts for a monastery to which they could retire and where they could bury their family members. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Byzantine Constantinople: Monuments, Topography, and Everyday Life.  Edited by Nevra Necipoglu. The Medieval Mediterranean: Peoples, Economies, and Cultures, 400-1453, Volume 33Medieval Mediterranean, 33.  Brill, 2001.  Pages 329 - 343.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Architecture- Religious Byzantium Commemoration Constantinople/Istanbul Lay Piety Monasticism Noble Women Patronage, Ecclesiastical Widows Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: Eastern Mediterranean
  • Century: 13- 14
  • Related Resources: Building Activity in Constantinople under Andronikos II: The Role of Women Patrons in the Construction and Restoration of Monasteries is dealt with in a masterly fashion by Alice-Mary Talbot (pp. 329-43). The last burst of architectural activity in the ci
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  • Year of Publication: 2001.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 9004116257
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