Contents: Editor's introduction; Changing functions of monasteries for women during Byzantine iconoclasm, Judith Herrin; Kassia the Nun c.810-c.865: an appreciation, Anna M. Silvas; Propriety, practicality and pleasure: the parameters of women's dress in Byzantium, A.D. 1000-1200, Timothy Dawson; Taxing Sophronia's son-in-law: representations of women in provincial documents, Leonora Neville; Mary 'of Alania': woman and empress between two worlds, Lynda Garland & Stephen Rapp; Middle Byzantine family values and Anna Komnene's Alexiad, Dion C. Smythe; Women in Byzantine novels of the 12th century: an interplay between norm and fantasy, Corinne Jouanno; Street life in Constantinople: women and the carnivalesque, Lynda Garland; Imperial women and entertainment at the middle Byzantine court, Lynda Garland; Bibliography; Index.
Lynda Garland is an Associate Professor in the School of Classics, History and Religion at The University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia. Judith Herrin, Anna M. Silvas, Timothy Dawson, Leonora Neville, Lynda Garland, Stephen Rapp, Dion C. Smythe, Corinne Jouanno.
'Unquestionably, this volume includes some good papers approaching Byzantine women from new perspectives and offering a good background to those interested in the subject.' Jahrbuch der Osterreichischen Byzantinistik