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by Kenneth G. Holum

  • ISBN: 0520068017
  • Category: Humanities
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: Kenneth G. Holum
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of California Press; First Edition edition (October 25, 1989)
  • Pages: 276
  • ePub book: 1748 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
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In Theodosian Empresses, Kenneth Holum investigates the "female basileia, the imperial dominion of women

In Theodosian Empresses, Kenneth Holum investigates the "female basileia, the imperial dominion of women. He claims that the foundations for Byzantine female basileia were established during the reign of Theodosius I. He also details the reigns of Eudoxia, Pulcheria, and Eudocia and their importances for the development of this female basileia in Constantinople. He readily embraces religious explanations for phenomena, but he also examines his sources with a critical eye. With both the material and textual evidence, Holum sometimes has to make assumptions about the role of an imperial woman in a certain event (. the failure of Gainas and Eutychian).

The Transformation of the Classical Heritage, . Pp. xii + 258; 9 plates, 1 map. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1983. 20. J. H. W. G. Liebeschuetz (a1). Recommend this journal.

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Transformation of the Classical Heritage. Kenneth G. Holum is Professor of History at the University of Maryland. Theodosian Empresses sets a series of compelling women on the stage of history and offers new insights into the eastern court in the fifth century. Beyond the Second Sophistic.

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Theodosian Empresses" sets a series of compelling women on the stage of history and offers new insights into the eastern court in the fifth century. ISBN13:9780520041622. Release Date:January 1982.

Theodosian Empresses sets a series of compelling women on the stage of history and offers new insights into the eastern court in the fifth century. Series: Transformation of the Classical Heritage. Publisher: University of California Press. Pages: 325, 135. ISBN 10: 0520068017. ISBN 13: 9780520068018. It may takes up to 1-5 minutes before you received it.

Through an examination of classical sources on "the senses" and the literature of pilgrimage to holy sites, Frank concludes in chapter 4 that, throughout antiquity, vision retained a peculiarly "tactile" quality, so that sight and touch.

Through an examination of classical sources on "the senses" and the literature of pilgrimage to holy sites, Frank concludes in chapter 4 that, throughout antiquity, vision retained a peculiarly "tactile" quality, so that sight and touch together were means by which experience itself was encoded and understood. Her use of diverse non-Christian sources is at times ingenious and illuminating (the use of physiognomic literature is particularly deft), but in her careful tri-angulation of literature, experience, and world-view, the confrontation of poten-tially competing or complementary literatures, experiences, and world-views could only enrich her study.

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Theodosian Empresses sets a series of compelling women on the stage of history and offers new insights into the eastern court in the fifth century.

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Gardall Gardall
Kenneth G. Hollum’s book “Theodosian Empresses. Women and Imperial Dominion in Late Antiquity” (1982) is definitely not an easy read. Hollum explains that his book is the result of his Ph. D. dissertation at the University of Chicago.
You need a solid understanding of the Theodosian dynasty, the religious questions faced by the orthodox emperors and early Byzantium. As the result of a Ph. D. dissertation this book was – to my opinion - not sufficiently edited before publication. A laymen will easily get overwhelmed by the extensive footnotes
The author focusses more on the Christology and the religious disputes of the 5th century with the Ecumenical Councils of Ephesus (431), the Second Council of Ephesus (449) or the so-called Robber Council and the Council of Chalcedon (451). Hollum spends too much attention to the complex issue of Trinitarian theology, the Theotokos and the influence the Church Fathers, the bishops, monks, eunuchs and others.
The Theodosian Empresses come to my opinion on the second place and only those Empresses who got involved into Church politics: Aelia Edoxia, Aelia Pulcheria and Aelia Eudocia. Hollum succeeds in explaining their importance for the development of this female basileia in Constantinople and provides an insight into the politics and intrigues of the imperial court. Especially his examination of surviving coins depicting the various augustae was a revelation to me.
But as mentioned before, his focus on only three Empresses is a bit disappointing. I missed the fascinating stories of Aelia Flacilla, Flavia Galla, Justa Gratia Honoria and Placidia and their potency on their respectively weak Emperor-husbands of Emperor-brothers.
Conclusion: Hollum’s book “Theodosian Empresses. Women and Imperial Dominion in Late Antiquity” is to my opinion a treatise on theology and the history of church politics in the 5th century, rather than a historical overview of the Empresses and Empresses-consorts of the Theodosian dynasty.
Burgas Burgas
In Theodosian Empresses, Kenneth Holum investigates the "female basileia, the imperial dominion of women." He claims that the foundations for Byzantine female basileia were established during the reign of Theodosius I. He also details the reigns of Eudoxia, Pulcheria, and Eudocia and their importances for the development of this female basileia in Constantinople. In discussing the women of the imperial household, Holum provides a window through which the politics and intrigues of the imperial court can be viewed. Holum succeeds not only in explaining female basileia, but also in explaining life in Late Antique Constantinople, especially court life.

In explicating his thesis, Holum uses both textual and material evidence. His examination of surviving coins depicting the various augustae helps to bring to life Late Antique Constantinople. When approaching the textual evidence, Holum exhibits a reserved credulity. He readily embraces religious explanations for phenomena, but he also examines his sources with a critical eye. With both the material and textual evidence, Holum sometimes has to make assumptions about the role of an imperial woman in a certain event (e.g. the failure of Gainas and Eutychian). These guesses, however, seem well informed and add to the picture of life in the Theodosian court.
Beranyle Beranyle
I read this book ten years ago, but I still recommend it to people. Theodosian Empresses contains a fascinating explanation as to why the Virgin Mary came to be worshipped in the Catholic church. It is an eye-opening political tale. Fascinating. I would highly recommend it to those who seek to understand the history of church politics.