Perspectives of Power: Byzantine Imperial Women

Carina Nilsson

Abstract


This paper offers a brief overview of my preliminary M.A. thesis research into the lives of Byzantine imperial women and their political authority and influence. While identifying the lack of attention Byzantinists past and present have paid to these women, and redefining the notion of what constitutes "power," this article aims to incorporate experiences of Byzantine imperial women into the larger historical narrative.

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