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Female Rule in Imperial Russia: Is Gender a Useful Category of Historical Analysisx?

Orel Beilinson

Orel Beilinson is a historian of imperial and post-imperial, but mainly socialist, eastern Europe. He is interested in the relationships between ideologies and between ideologies and social, political, and legal structures and practices. As such, his current researches investigate the relationship between socialism, modernity, and religion (Islam and Judaism) in this region during the turn of the nineteenth century. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Companion to Global Queenship

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...Upon examining the list of Russian rulers from the time of Kiev to the Russian Federation, one finds nine women who ruled the Russian state: Olga (tenth century), Elena Glinskaya (sixteenth century), Natalia Naryshkina and Sofia Alekseyevna...

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Sergiu Musteață

Sergiu Musteață is an archaeologist from the Republic of Moldova. He holds a Ph.D. in history (1999) and is the author of six books. Since 2012 he has been dean of the History and Geography Faculty of Ion Creanga Pedagogical State University in Chisinau. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nomads and Natives beyond the Danube and the Black Sea: 700–900 CE

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...THE BASIC PROBLEM addressed in this chapter will be a critical analysis of the research sources and the historiography of the research problem. Studying the historical sources and the extant historiography will allow us to determine both...

The Beryozovo Cup: a Byzantine Object at the Crossroads of Twelfth-Century Eurasia

Alicia Walker

Alicia Walker is Associate Professor of Medieval Art and Architecture at Bryn Mawr College. Her primary fields of research include cross-cultural artistic interaction in the medieval world from the ninth to thirteenth centuries and gender issues in the art and material culture of Byzantium. Her first book, The Emperor and the World: Exotic Elements and the Imaging of Byzantine Imperial Power, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2012. She is currently at work on her second monograph, provisionally titled The Erotic Eye in Byzantium, which explores the role of Greco-Roman iconography in the expression and regulation of female sexuality in early and middle Byzantine art and material culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Re-Assessing the Global turn in Medieval Art History : The Medieval Globe

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...In the twelfth century, Christian military saints, including George and Theodore, became intercultural heroic figures. Appearing in works of art across western European, Byzantine, Crusader, and Islamic cultural spheres, these holy heroes...

‘Two thirds of the wealth of this world’

Jonathan Harris

Jonathan Harris is Professor of the History of Byzantium at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. He is the author of Constantinople: Capital of Byzantium (2007) and The End of Byzantium (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Constantinople : Capital of Byzantium

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Conspicuous prosperity was very much part of the Byzantine myth, for visitors to Constantinople were as much amazed by its opulence as they were by the relics and the churches. ‘Wealth like...

The Horse with Donkey’s Ears

Max Harris

Max Harris is the author of five previous books, including Sacred Folly: A New History of the Feast of Fools (2011) which won the Otto Grundler prize. He has served as Executive Director of the Wisconsin Humanities Council and has taught at Yale University and the University of Virginia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Christ on a Donkey — Palm Sunday, Triumphal Entries, and Blasphemous Pageants

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

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...After the Fall of Constantinople, the most credible claim to preside over a surviving eastern Christian empire came from Moscow, which identified itself both as heir to the former Byzantine empire and also, to a lesser extent, as the “third...