Chapter 19 Gender, Power, and Narrative in Eleventh-Century Byzantium: Batatzina’s Leadership of the Rebellion at Raidestos as Recounted by Michael Attaleiates

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In AD 1077, the town of Raidestos rebelled against the Byzantine government. Knowledge of this rebellion and the fact that it was led by a woman known as “Batatzina” mostly comes from Michael Attaleiates’ The History. This article explores previous scholarly analyses of the rebellion and explains the inclusion of Batatzina and her uprising in The History.

Mujeres imperiales, mujeres reales

Representaciones públicas y representaciones del poder en la Antigüedad tardía y Bizancio

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