Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8179
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Zomer , Hiltje F. H.
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  • Title: The So-Called Women's Gallery in the Medieval Church: An Import from Byzantium [argues that the galleries were a symbol of royal power, not a place for women to be kept separate during services ; the author traces the use of church galleries from Constantine the Great and Justinian to their introduction in Germany at the convent basilica of Gernrode, perhaps under the influence of Theophano, and in France at St. Remi, a victory church for the Capets].
  • Source: The Empress Theophano: Byzantium and the West at the Turn of the First Millennium.  Edited by Adelbert Davids.  Cambridge University Press, 1995.  Pages 169 - 193.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Architecture- Religious Byzantium Galleries (Architecture) Gernrode, Saxony- Anhalt, Germany- Convent of St. Cyriacus Monasticism Patronage, Ecclesiastical Power Theophano, Wife of Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor
  • Geographic Area: Eastern Mediterranean;France;Germany
  • Century: 4- 5- 6- 7, 10- 11
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Leyden
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  • Year of Publication: 1995.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0521452961
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