Towards an Approach to Gendered Emotions in Byzantine Culture: An Introduction

  • Mati Meyer
Part of the New Approaches to Byzantine History and Culture book series (NABHC)


This chapter introduces the volume’s thematic with a concise account of the textual and artistic media available to scholars that may yield insightful and new ideological and aesthetic interpretations of emotion and gender in Byzantine culture. Surveying the state of research in general and more particularly in Byzantine studies, this introductory chapter grounds the conceptual strands and methodologies informing the volume and addresses its rationale, as well as the main lines of its structure. Finally, it outlines the principal problematics, themes, and materials that inform each of the volume’s chapters.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mati Meyer
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  1. 1.The Open University of IsraelRa’ananaIsrael

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