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Published by Routledge .
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    Subjects:
  • Social history,
  • History,
  • History: World,
  • Byzantine Empire,
  • History / Ancient / General,
  • Ancient - General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages256
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10205943M
    ISBN 100415425247
    ISBN 109780415425247


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The Eunuch in Byzantine History and Society by Shaun Tougher Download PDF EPUB FB2

Tougher's book serves as a great introduction to the institution and importance of eunuchs in Byzantine society, one of the few societies where eunuchs had prominent roles. It is more of a survey than an in-depth analysis of the institution, but his study throws light on the particularities of eunuch roles in Byzantium, and how the institution 5/5(2).

Book Description. The existence of eunuchs was one of the defining features of the Byzantine Empire. Covering the whole span of the history of the empire, from the fourth to the fifteenth centuries AD, Shaun Tougher presents a comprehensive survey of the history and roles of eunuchs, making use of extensive comparative material, such as from China, Persia and the Ottoman Empire, as well as.

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The existence of eunuchs was one of the defini /5(7). The Eunuch in Byzantine History and Society (Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies) - Kindle edition by Tougher, Shaun. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Eunuch in Byzantine History and Society (Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies).Cited by: The eunuch in history: from antiquity to the twenty-first century --Approaching eunuchs: attitudes, studies and problems --Castration --The court eunuchs of the later Roman empire --Transformations: Byzantine court eunuchs, seventh to eleventh centuries AD --Eunuchs and religion --Images and identities of eunuchs --The twilight of the.

The Eunuch in Byzantine History and Society Shaun Tougher. he existence of eunuchs was one of the defining features of the Byzantine Empire. Covering the whole span of the history of the empire, The Eunuch in Byzantine History and Society book the fourth to the fifteenth centuries AD, The Eunuch in Byzantine History and Society book Tougher presents a comprehensive survey of the history and roles of eunuchs, making use of.

The existence of eunuchs was one of the defining features of the Byzantine Empire. Covering the whole span of the history of the empire, from the fourth to the fifteenth The Eunuch in Byzantine History and Society book AD, Shaun Tougher presents a comprehensive survey of the history and roles of eunuchs, making use of extensive comparative material, such as from China, Persia and the Ottoman Empire, as well as about castrato /5(6).

Below are two pieces on the methods of castration actually used in the Eastern Roman Empire (commonly known as Byzantium or the Byzantine Empire).

The first is from the work of Paulus Aegineta, a 7th century surgeon and the second is from a recent scholarly work on the surgery The Eunuch in Byzantine History and Society book the period.

Paulus Aegineta has been widely cited, though the most recent translation of his work into. The eunuch in byzantine history and society.

Byzantine Empire is placed in the context of the history of the eunuch in general. of the book for classroom use would have been greatly Author: Shaun Tougher. The contributors use evidence from both texts and images to give a wide-ranging picture of the place of women and Byzantine society and the perceptions of women held by that society.

Women, Men and Eunuchs offers a unique and valuable exploration of the issue of gender in Byzantium, which will fascinate anyone interested in ancient and medieval. “In this sense, Byzantine culture embodies the French historian Fernand Braudel's notion of the longue durée, the long term: that which survives the vicissitudes of changing governments, newfangled The Eunuch in Byzantine History and Society book or technological improvements, an ongoing inheritance that can both imprison and inspire.” ― Judith Herrin, Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire.

The existence of eunuchs was one of the defining features The Eunuch in Byzantine History and Society book the Byzantine Empire. Covering the whole span of the history of the empire, from the fourth to the fifteenth centuries AD, Shaun Tougher presents a comprehensive survey of the history and roles of eunuchs, making use of extensive comparative material, such as from China, Persia and the Ottoman Empire, as well as about castrato.

Book Search Engine Can Find THE EUNUCH IN BYZANTINE HISTORY AND SOCIETY by TOUGHER, Shaun. ABOUT TRUST ONLINE; THE EUNUCH IN BYZANTINE HISTORY AND SOCIETY. By: TOUGHER, Shaun. an Australian-owned and operated company and the region's leading book search service since Order online or by phone.

AUS NZL INT + Furthermore, there is offered an analysis of how society thought about eunuchs, especially their gender identity - were they perceived as men, women, or a third sex. The broad survey of the political and social position of eunuchs in the Byzantine Empire is placed in the.

This history of the Byzantine Empire covers the history of the Eastern Roman Empire from late antiquity until the Fall of Constantinople in AD. Several events from the 4th to 6th centuries mark the transitional period during which the Roman Empire's east and westthe emperor Diocletian (r.

–) partitioned the Roman Empire's administration into eastern and western. Shaun Tougher, The Eunuch in Byzantine History and Society (New York: Routledge, ) I've also got a few articles by Tougher on eunuchs and religion if you're interested in that specifically, but IIRC they predate his book.

Byzantine eunuchs; If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Results 1 to 5 of 5.

The existence of eunuchs was one of the defining features of the Byzantine Empire. Covering the whole span of the history of the empire, from the fourth to the fifteenth centuries AD, Shaun Tougher presents a comprehensive survey of the history and roles of eunuchs, making use of extensive comparative material, such as from China, Persia and the Ottoman Empire, as well as about castrato Brand: Taylor And Francis.

was just different, which is the opposite of the 'point' of this book. Trinity College, Cambridge PETER SARRIS [email protected] EUNUCHS Tougher (S.) The Eunuch in Byzantine History and Society Pp. xii +ills, map. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, Cased, £ ISBN: Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies.

2, likes 21 talking about this. The Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies (SPBS) was established in the UK in to further study and Followers: K.

The Perfect Servant reevaluates the place of eunuchs in Byzantium. Kathryn Ringrose uses the modern concept of gender as a social construct to identify eunuchs as a distinct gender and to illustrate how gender was defined in the Byzantine world. At the same time she explores the changing role of the eunuch in Byzantium from to Accepted for generations as a legitimate and functional.

Byzantine eunuchs were, however, exceptionally well integrated into society at large. In addition to exercising control over the activities of the imperial court, they attained prominent positions in the Church, the administration, the army and in the houses of great families throughout the empire.

Kathryn Ringrose uses the modern concept of gender as a social construct to identify eunuchs as a distinct gender and to illustrate how gender was defined in the Byzantine world. At the same time she explores the changing role of the eunuch in Byzantium from to Kathryn Ringrose's The Perfect Servant (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, ) and Shaun Tougher's The Eunuch in Byzantine History and Society (New York: Routledge, ) are probably the standard works in English on this subject, but they're a bit specialized; if you're interested in a general overview, I'd probably recommend Tougher.

Book reviews the Byzantine society which held highly mixed views of them. Of the two appendices, the first one provides a list of the Byzantine emperors; it is the second one (pp.

–) that deserves a separate mention, as it provides the reader with a compact yet informative prosopography of Byzantine and late Roman eunuchs. This chapter provides an overview of this book, which explores the place of eunuchs in Byzantine society and culture and studies an institution that was both very ancient and quite varied in its makeup.

It asks about Byzantine society's conscious perceptions of eunuchs, about its unconscious assumptions regarding eunuchs, and about the variety of gender subcategories that were encompassed by.

The Eunuch in Byzantine History and Society (London: Routledge, ); idem, ed., Eunuchs in Antiquity and Beyond (Swansea: The Classical Press of Wales and Duckworth, ); Kathryn M. Ringrose, The Perfect Servant: Eunuchs and the Social Construction of Gender in Byzantium.

In our erection-obsessed society, people tend to focus on the eunuch's penile impotence rather than on the political power or special skills he may have wielded in human resource management. Granted, castration stands out as one of history's worst expressions of man's brutality toward n: The Short History of Nikephoros of Constantinople is one of the key sources for our understanding of Byzantine history in the eighth century.

This book offers a close look at that volume and its manner of representing the historical role of Byzantine emperors and ecclesiology, with particular attention to the use of images, an issue of central. Toch = M. Toch, The economic history of European Jews: late antiquity and early middle ages, Leiden-Boston, Tougher = S.

Tougher, The eunuch in Author: Antoni Grabowski. To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it. Works can belong to more than one series.

In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series. Many later Byzantine depictions of the eunuch show him with dark skin and the story is further evidence to support the broad spectrum of people and skin tones in the ancient Mediterranean.

Court Eunuchs I: Third Gender of Byzantium – Byzantine Roman History. September 2, “Ecclesiastical History, Book Four”. Translated by E. Walford, The Eunuch in Byzantine History and Society.

New York: Routledge. Share this: Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window). This paper looks at the place of the sixth-century Byzantine general Narses (c.

–) in the history of Byzantine gender. Certainly, it has always been important for ancient and modern. The memoirs of a court Eunuch at the byzantine court in the 7th century. Memoirs of a Byzantine Eunuch is an archetypal Dedalus novel and bears comparison with David Madsen's masterpiece: Memoirs of a Gnostic Dwarf.

Memoirs of a Byzantine Eunuch is very good on unusual Christian sects, Byzantine intrigue and the clash with : The book is recommended for grades but in my opinion it is a good read for adults also; especially if you want a quick overview of the Byzantine court at this particular period in history.

I have included a link to a comprehensive guide for teaching this book in a classroom and a link with student reviews of the book. The Crusades is an authoritative, accessible single-volume history of the brutal struggle for the Holy Land in the Middle Ages.

Thomas Asbridge—a renowned historian who writes with “maximum vividness” (Joan Acocella, The New Yorker)—covers the years to in. His publications include The Reign of Leo VI (–) (), Julian the Apostate (), The Eunuch in Byzantine History and Society (), Emperor and Author: The Writings of Julian the Apostate (, co-edited with Nicholas Baker-Brian), and Approaches to the Byzantine Family (, co-edited with Leslie Brubaker).

An author who had his testicles removed due to cancer more than two decades ago has described how he feels 'pointless' and 'stripped of any worth' in a Author: Stephanie Linning For Mailonline. Narses - one of the great generals in the service of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian I - a eunuch.

As the book "The Eunuch in Byzantine History and Society" by Shaun Tougher says "some individuals were eunuchs by birth or accident " so we cannot say who exactly was THAT type of eunuch either slave and castrated by force or by own wish.

Literature. The Alteration by Kingsley Amis pdf an "alternative history" set in 20th-century Pdf about a boy soprano and eunuch.; Several tales of the Arabian Nights focus on eunuchs.; For the greater part of Iain Banks' novel The Wasp Factory (), the year-old narrator Frank Cauldhame claims to be a eunuch, the result of being savaged by a dog when he was an infant.

In the Justinian mosaic, the man standing to Justinian’s left is a bearded man, and directly behind him a beardless eunuch clothed in tunic and chlamys—perhaps the .