DUMBARTON OAKS BYZANTINE SYMPOSIA AND COLLOQUIA
Cover: Becoming Byzantine: Children and Childhood in Byzantium, from Harvard University PressCover: Becoming Byzantine in PAPERBACK

Becoming Byzantine

Children and Childhood in Byzantium

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$45.00 • £33.95 • €40.50

ISBN 9780884023982

Publication: March 2014

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344 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

16 color photographs, 12 halftones, 2 line illustrations

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Despite increased interest over the last fifty years in childhood in Byzantium, the bibliography on this topic remains rather short and generalized. Becoming Byzantine: Children and Childhood in Byzantium presents detailed information about children’s lives, and provides a basis for further study. This collection of eight articles drawn from a May 2006 Dumbarton Oaks symposium covers matters relevant to daily life such as the definition of children in Byzantine law, procreation, death, breastfeeding patterns, and material culture. Religious and political perspectives are also used to examine Byzantine views of the ideal child, and the abuse of children in monasteries. Many of these articles present the first comprehensive accounts of specific aspects of childhood in Byzantium.