Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 4785
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Herrin , Judith
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  • Title: Femina Byzantina: The Council in Trullo on Women [The author looks at the canons from the Quinisext Synod (also known as the Council of Trullo) which concern women. They fall into three broad areas: church services, monasticism, and lay women's behavior. In regard to church services, Canon 70 forbids women to speak during the liturgy. Issues of concern in women's monasticism included the overly elaborate clothing worn by women when they took the veil and the need for priests' wives to join monasteries. Lay women's behavior needed curbing during festivals, at public baths, when dancing, and during ceremonies that smacked of paganism. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Dumbarton Oaks Papers 46, ( 1992): Pages 97 - 105. Journal issue titled: Homo Byzantinus: Papers in Honor of Alexander Kazhdan.
    Essay reproduced in Unrivalled Influence: Women and Empire in Byzantium. By Judith Herrin. Princeton University Press, 2013. Pages 115-132.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Byzantium Canon Law Councils and Synods of the Church Human Behavior Liturgy Monasticism Orthodox Eastern Church Quinisext Synod Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: Eastern Mediterranean
  • Century: 7
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  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00707546
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