The Empress Theodora: Partner of Justinian

The Empress Theodora: Partner of Justinian

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by James Allan Evans
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0292702701

ISBN-13: 9780292702707

Pub. Date: 10/28/2003

Publisher: University of Texas Press

A scholarly, yet highly accessible account of the life and times of the Empress Theodora, who rose from actress in burlesque theater to co-ruler of Byzantium.

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A scholarly, yet highly accessible account of the life and times of the Empress Theodora, who rose from actress in burlesque theater to co-ruler of Byzantium.

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ISBN-13:
9780292702707
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Chapter 1. A New Dynasty Takes Power
Chapter 2. The EarlyLife of Theodora
Chapter 3. The Early Years in Power
Chapter 4. The Nika Revolt
Chapter 5. Theodora's Friends and Enemies
Chapter 6. Theodora and Foreign Policy
Chapter 7. The Theological Dilemma: The Search for Common Ground
Chapter 8. Theodora's Quest for a New Strategy
Chapter 9. The Coercion of Rome
Chapter 10. Afterword
Abbreviations
Bibliography
Notes
Index

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The Empress Theodora: Partner of Justinian 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
thevineyard More than 1 year ago
Theodora was the child prostitute and actress who became Empress of Byzantium, the Eastern Roman Empire, in the 6th Century. She was brilliant, cruel, and loyal to her husband, Justinian. She advocated for prostitutes, the defenseless, women and the poor but was vicious when crossed. She did what she had to do to maintain her power. This is a balanced, and fairly brief, story of her life. Excellent, astounding history here.