Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7369
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Shepard , Jonathan.
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  • Title: A Marriage Too Far? Maria Lekapena and Peter of Bulgaria [Byzantine politics, relations with Bulgaria, and Maria's possible impact on Bulgarian court culture].
  • Source: The Empress Theophano: Byzantium and the West at the Turn of the First Millennium.  Edited by Adelbert Davids.  Cambridge University Press, 1995.  Pages 121 - 149.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Bulgaria Byzantium Diplomacy Maria Lekapana, Wife of Peter, Tsar of Bulgaria Marriage Peace Politics Sigillography Women in Art
  • Geographic Area: Eastern Europe;Eastern Mediterranean
  • Century: 10
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  • Illustrations: Five figures, all lead seals. Three seals represent Peter of Bulgaria and Maria Lekapena together. Figure Seven shows Peter alone in the 960's after Maria's death. Figure Five is a drawing of a Byzantine seal of Basil I and Constantine that illustrates the precedence in position given to the senior emperor. Likewise in Figure Four Maria Lekapena's hand is above that of her husband's on the cross that they are holding.
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Cambridge
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  • Year of Publication: 1995.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0521452961
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