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Becoming Byzantine

Children and Childhood in Byzantium

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$45.00 • £36.95 • €40.50

ISBN 9780884023982

Publication Date: 03/10/2014


344 pages

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

16 color photographs, 12 halftones, 2 line illustrations

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection > Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Symposia and Colloquia


  • Introduction: Homo Byzantinus in the Making [Arietta Papaconstantinou]
  • Observations on the Legal Status of Children and the Stages of Childhood in Byzantium [Günter Prinzing]
  • Les variations du désir d’enfant à Byzance [Marie-Hélène Congourdeau]
  • Breastfeeding and Weaning Patterns in Byzantine Times: Evidence from Human Remains and Written Sources [Chryssi Bourou and Sandra J. Garvie-Lok]
  • Emperors and Patriarchs as Ideal Children and Adolescents: Literary Conventions and Cultural Expectations [Dimiter G. Angelov]
  • Childhood in Byzantine Saints’ Lives [Béatrice Chevallier Caseau]
  • The Material Culture of Childhood in Byzantium [Brigitte Pitarakis]
  • Children in Byzantine Monasteries: Innocent Hearts or Vessels in the Harbor of the Devil? [Richard Greenfield]
  • The Death and Commemoration of Byzantine Children [Alice-Mary Talbot]
  • Abbreviations
  • About the Authors
  • Index

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