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By Angeliki E. Laiou

The stories during this quantity replicate the author’s curiosity in historical past because it used to be lived: not just the social and monetary constructions, however the women and men, jointly and separately, who made them functionality. The function of ladies in Byzantine economic system and society is located to be even more vital than have been believed; their participation in exchange and production is proven, as is the position of aristocratic ladies within the financial affairs of the family; the query of lady literacy is usually mentioned. experiences at the Byzantine family members, established largely at the felony resources, study the formation of matrimonial ties in addition to the perform of divorce and concubinage within the thirteenth century. the second one a part of the quantity is concentrated at the financial system of trade in Byzantium among 1204 and the autumn of the Empire. Byzantine alternate and production are positioned within the context of the commercial advancements of the jap Mediterranean, with the belief that, while the actions of Byzantine and Greek retailers have been even more enormous than students had inspiration, they have been subordinated to the desires of the Italian-dominated exchange approach, whereas Byzantine production declined. Les etudes assemblées dans ce quantity reflètent l’intérêt de leur auteur pour l’histoire telle qu’elle était vécue; non seulement en ce qui concerne les constructions sociales et économiques, mais aussi les hommes et les femmes, collectivement et individuellement, qui permettaient à celles-ci de fonctionner. Le rôle des femmes dans l. a. société et l’économie byzantine se révèle comme ayant beaucoup plus d’importance qu’on ne le pensait auparavant; leur participation au trade et à l’industrie est un fait établi, tout comme l’est le rôle des femmes aristocrates dans les affaires économiques du lobby. Le thème de l’alphabétisation des femmes est aussi souevé. Deux études sur l. a. famille byzantine, se basant en grande partie sur des resources légales, exa

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