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Byzantine Lady : Ten Portraits 1250-1500, DONALD M. NICOL

Author:    DONALD M. NICOL

Title:   Byzantine Lady : Ten Portraits 1250-1500

Binding:   Paper Back

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Cambridge Univ Pr August 1996

ISBN Number:    0521576237 / 9780521576239

Seller ID:   20080410138294

This is a lively collection of ten short, annotated and illustrated biographies of aristocratic ladies of the final years of the Byzantine empire. Some were ambitious mothers; others, unhappy wives; some were nuns or scholars; one became the wife of a Turkish sultan and the stepmother of a famous son; another the champion of the Greek refugees in Venice after the Turks conquered Constantinople in 1453. Their stories demonstrate the enterprise of some Byzantine women in the male-dominated society of their time.

Price = 29.95 USD



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