Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 22749
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Nardi , Eva
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  • Title: Bella come luna, fulgida come il sole: un appunto sulla donna nei testi bizantinii dell'XI e XII secolo [Byzantine sources added to the passive qualities ascribed to a good woman by the classics. Christian virtues like faith, beauty, and good character were described in terms of light. Beauty of form was believed, in the Platonic tradition, to reflect beauty of the soul. Annihilaation of the female ego was supposed to let the divine light shine through. Writers discussed include Michael Psellos, George Tornikis (bishop of Ephesus), Basil of Achrida, and Anna Komnena. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source: Medioevo Greco: Rivista di Storia e Filologia Bizantina , ( 2000): Pages 135 - 141.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Beauty in Literature Byzantium Irene Komnena (formerly Bertha af Sulzbach), Byzantine Empress and Wife of Manuel I Komnenos, Byzantine Emperor Komnena, Anna, Historian
  • Geographic Area: Eastern Mediterranean
  • Century: 11-12
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  • Year of Publication: 2000.
  • Language: Italian
  • ISSN/ISBN: 8876945016
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