The Theology of Gender – The Place of Women in Byzantine Society

Byzantine society was a dynamic union of different cultural elements based on Greek civilization and the Christian faith. Although Christianity was the decisive element in the formation of Byzantium, the practical application of the Christian ethos as a way of life met with the resistance of the old cultural principles that were deeply rooted in the consciousness of the people. Continue reading “The Theology of Gender – The Place of Women in Byzantine Society”

The practice of the medical profession by women in the Eastern Roman (‘Byzantine’) Empire and their legal ensurance

by Kalliope Alk. Bourdara 

In Byzantium both men and women had the possibility to practice the medical profession. Literary texts and inscriptions mention the existence of female doctors who practiced this profession either with their spouse or individually for livelihood. Continue reading “The practice of the medical profession by women in the Eastern Roman (‘Byzantine’) Empire and their legal ensurance”

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