Approaches to the Byzantine Family

Approaches to the Byzantine Family


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409411581
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/28/2013
Series: Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman Studies Series , #14
Pages: 446
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Professor Leslie Brubaker is Director of the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham, UK; Dr Shaun Tougher is Senior Lecturer in Ancient History in the Cardiff School of History, Archaeology & Religion at Cardiff University, UK.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Looking for the family: the Greek and Roman background, Mary Harlow and Tim Parkin; Family violence: punishment and abuse in the late Roman household, Julia Hillner; Family relations and the socialisation of children in the autobiographical narratives of late antiquity, Ville Vuoulanto; The death of the father in late antique Christian literature, Fotis Vasileiou; Preserving family honour: Gregory of Nyssa's Life of Macrina as theological polemic, Nathan Howard; The family in the late antique West (AD 400-700): a historiographical review, Emma Southon, Mary Harlow and Chris Callow; The family in medieval Islamic societies, Julia Bray; Age, gender and status: a three-dimensional life course perspective of the Byzantine family, Eve Davies; Looking at the Byzantine family, Leslie Brubaker; The Byzantine child: picturing complex family dynamics, Cecily Hennessy; Social mobility in Byzantium? Family ties in the Middle Byzantine period, Claudia Ludwig; The Middle Byzantine house and family: a reappraisal, Simon Ellis; Family in the Byzantine Greek legend of Saint Alexios, the man of god, Stavroula Constantinou; La Vie du Théodora de Thessalonique, un écrit familial, Michael Kaplan; Imperial families: the case of the Macedonians (867-1056), Shaun Tougher; An Abassid caliphal family, Nadia Maria El Cheikh; Byzantine monastic communities: alternative families?, Dirk Krausmüller; Families, politics, and memories of Rome in the Material for History of Nikephoros Bryennios, Leonora Neville; Changes in the structure of the Late Byzantine family and society, Fotini Kondyli; Afterword, Shaun Tougher; Index.

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