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The New Middle Ages

Representations of Early Byzantine Empresses

Image and Empire

Authors: McClanan, A.

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This book reconsiders a wide array of images of Byzantine empresses on media as diverse as bronze coins and gold mosaic from the fifth through to the seventh centuries A.D. The representations have often been viewed in terms of individual personas, but strong typological currents frame their medieval context. Empress Theodora, the target of political pornography, has consumed the bulk of past interest, but even her representations fit these patterns. Methodological tools from fields as disparate as numismatics as well as cultural and gender studies help clarify the broader cultural significance of female imperial representation and patronage at this time.

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ANNE L. MCCLANAN is Assistant Professor of art history at Portland State University, Oregon, USA. She is the co-editor of Personal Objects, Social Subjects: The Material Culture of Sex, Procreation, and Marriage in Pre-Modern Europe, forthcoming from Palgrave.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Representations of Early Byzantine Empresses
Book Subtitle
Image and Empire
Authors
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-04469-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-04469-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-29492-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-63536-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 282
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