Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


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1. Record Number: 37749
Author(s): Cooper, Kate
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Title : The Heroine and the Historian: Procopius of Caesarea on the Troubled Reign of Queen Amalasuentha
Source: A Companion to Ostrogothic Italy   Edited by Jonathan J. Arnold, M. Shane Bjornlie, Kristina Sessa .   Brill, 2016.  Pages 296 - 315.
Year of Publication: 2016.

2. Record Number: 27572
Author(s): Boeck, Elena N.
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Title : "The great and much slandered empress": Staging Theodora in 19th century Paris
Source: Byzantine Studies Conference , 35., ( 2009):  Pages 23 - 24.
Year of Publication: 2009.

3. Record Number: 12604
Author(s): Brubaker, Leslie.
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Title : The Age of Justinian: Gender and Society [The author provides a brief overview of gender issues in sixth century Byzantium. Topics discusssed include gendered expectations for both men and women as reflected in the portrayals of Justinian and Theodora by Procopius, law, public life, patronage, the church, and the increasing restrictions on women's roles after the reign of Justinian. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Justinian.   Edited by Michael Maas .   Cambridge University Press, 2005. Byzantine Studies Conference , 35., ( 2009):  Pages 427 - 447.
Year of Publication: 2005.

4. Record Number: 8487
Author(s): Cotsonis, John.
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Title : The Virgin and Justinian on Seals of the "Ekklesiekdikoi" of Hagia Sophia [The author explores the various meanings carried by the seals made for the clerical tribunal from Hagia Sophia, which present the standing figures of the Virgin and the Emperor Justinian, holding between them a model of the church Hagia Sophia. The church building in part signifies a place of mercy and refuge. Justinian was not only the builder of the church but also the patron of the clerical tribunal. The Virgin was the most powerful intermediary and an object of hope for the penitent and those in trouble. The clerics from the tribunal turned to the Virgin Mary and Justinian for help in coming to just and merciful decisions. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Dumbarton Oaks Papers (Full Text via JSTOR) 56 (2002): 41-55. Link Info
Year of Publication: 2002.

5. Record Number: 8950
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Title : Maintaining Boundaries: The Status of Actresses in Early Christian Society [The author deals in part with conditions in early Byzantium. In most instances actresses could only escape social and legal infamy by renouncing the stage. In a few cases, such as that of Theodora, highly favored actresses were able to marry into the senatorial class by some legal manoeuvering. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Vigiliae Christianae , 52., ( 1998):  Pages 293 - 318.
Year of Publication: 1998.

6. Record Number: 2847
Author(s): Tsirpanlis, Constantine N.
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Title : Marriage, Family Values and "Ecumenical Vision" in the Legislation of Justinian the Great (527-565) [brief analyses of provisions in Justinian's "Institutes," the "Digest," and the "Novels"].
Source: Patristic and Byzantine Review , 15., ( 1996):  Pages 59 - 69.
Year of Publication: 1996.

7. Record Number: 3674
Author(s): McClanan, Anne
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Title : The Empress Theodora and the Tradition of Women's Patronage in the Early Byzantine Empire
Source: The Cultural Patronage of Medieval Women.   Edited by June Hall McCash .   University of Georgia Press, 1996. Patristic and Byzantine Review , 15., ( 1996):  Pages 50 - 72.
Year of Publication: 1996.

8. Record Number: 2284
Author(s): Shahid, Irfan.
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Title : The Church of Sts. Sergius and Bacchus in Constantinople: Who Built It and Why? [Suggests that both Justinian and his wife Theodora were responsible but had different motives. Theodora was moved by religious concerns while Justinian was worried about the outcome of the Persian War].
Source: Byzantine Studies Conference. Abstracts of Papers , 22., ( 1996):  Pages 84
Year of Publication: 1996.

9. Record Number: 545
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Title : Amalasuntha, Procopius, and a Woman's Place
Source: Journal of Women's History , 8., 2 (Summer 1996):  Pages 41 - 57.
Year of Publication: 1996.

10. Record Number: 3627
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Title : Putting Theodora in Her Place: The Imperial Presence at S. Vitale in Ravenna
Source: Byzantine Studies Conference. Abstracts of Papers , 20., ( 1994):  Pages 42 - 43.
Year of Publication: 1994.

11. Record Number: 12734
Author(s): Barber, Charles.
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Title : The imperial panels at San Vitale: a reconsideration [Two sixth century mosaics in the aspe of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy, depict the Byzantine Emperor Justinian I (on the left) and his wife Theodora (on the right). Although the Emperor and Empress appear to be represented identically (with purple clothing, haloes, and similar postures), other types of iconography in the panels differentiate the role and status of the figures according to their gender. The Emperor, flanked by priests and soldiers, carries objects that indicate his priestly and military roles. The Empress, dressed in more lavish clothing and jewels and enclosed in a depiction of architectural space, reflects Byzantine society’s legal and social relegation of women (even aristocratic ones) to the domestic sphere. Nonetheless, Theodora’s position in image (in the center with males on one side of her, females, on the other) places her at the boundary between the sexes, as a transgressive figure who straddles both public and private spheres. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies , 14., ( 1990):  Pages 19 - 42.
Year of Publication: 1990.

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Title : Emperor Justinian and Retinue
Source: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/66/Meister_von_San_Vitale_in_Ravenna_003.jpg/250px-Meister_von_San_Vitale_in_Ravenna_003.jpg
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Title : Empress Theodora and Retinue
Source: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d9/Theodora_mosaik_ravenna.jpg/250px-Theodora_mosaik_ravenna.jpg
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