Becoming Byzantine: Children and Childhood in Byzantium

Becoming Byzantine: Children and Childhood in Byzantium

by Arietta Papaconstantinou
     
 

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Despite increased interest over the last fifty years in childhood in Byzantium, the bibliography on this topic remains rather short and generalized. Becoming Byzantine: Children and Childhood in Byzantium presents detailed information about children's lives and provides a basis for further study. This collection of eight articles drawn from a May 2006…  See more details below

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Despite increased interest over the last fifty years in childhood in Byzantium, the bibliography on this topic remains rather short and generalized. Becoming Byzantine: Children and Childhood in Byzantium presents detailed information about children's lives and provides a basis for further study. This collection of eight articles drawn from a May 2006 Dumbarton Oaks symposium covers matters relevant to daily life such as the definition of children in Byzantine law, procreation, death, breastfeeding patterns, and material culture. Religious and political perspectives are also used to examine Byzantine views of the ideal child, and the abuse of children in monasteries. Many of these articles present the first comprehensive accounts of specific aspects of childhood in Byzantium.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780884023982
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
03/10/2014
Series:
Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Symposia and Colloquia, #1
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Arietta Papaconstantinou is a Reader in Ancient History in the Department of Classics at the University of Reading.

Alice-Mary Talbot is Director of Byzantine Studies Emerita, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection.

Dimiter Angelov is Professor of Byzantine History at the University of Birmingham.

Richard P. H. Greenfield is Professor of Byzantine History at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario.

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