Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 2388
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Sidéris , Georges
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  • Title: Eunuchs of Light: Power, Imperial Ceremonial, and Positive Representations of Eunuchs in Byzantium (4th-12th Centuries A.D.) [The author presents cases in which eunuchs were praised, generally for their piety, beauty, or similarity to angels. The author argues that these favorable views usually were expressed because eunuchs held important roles in the imperial court with direct access to power. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Eunuchs in Antiquity and Beyond.  Edited by Shaun Tougher.  Classical Press of Wales and Duckworth, 2002.  Pages 161 - 175.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Byzantium Courts Eunuchs Lay Piety Politics Power
  • Geographic Area: Eastern Mediterranean
  • Century: 4- 5- 6- 7- 8- 9- 10- 11- 12
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  • Author's Affiliation: Collège de France
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  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0715631292
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