315. Wiser Than Men: Gender in Byzantium

Posted on 30 December 2018

The role of women in Byzantine society and the complex attitudes surrounding eunuchs: did they make up a “third gender”?

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Further Reading

• L. James (ed.), Women, Men and Eunuchs: Gender in Byzantium (London: 1977).

• A. Kaldellis, Mothers and Sons, Fathers and Daughters: the Byzantine Family of Michael Psellos (Notre Dame: 2006).

• B. Neil and L. Garland (eds), Questions of Gender in Byzantine Society (London: 2016).

• K.M. Ringrose, The Perfect Servant: Eunuchs and the Social Construction of Gender in Byzantium (Chicago: 2003).

• A.-M. Talbot, Women and Religious Life in Byzantium (Aldershot: 2001).

• S. Tougher, The Eunuch in Byzantine History and Society (London: 2008).

Dumbarton Oaks online Bibliography on Gender in Byzantium

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