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Title The eunuch in Byzantine history and society / Shaun Tougher.
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 2008.


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Description 1 online resource (xi, 244 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Series Routledge monographs in classical studies
Routledge monographs in classical studies.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 172-228) and index.
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Subject Eunuchs -- Byzantine Empire.
Byzantine Empire -- History.
Eunuchism -- history.
History, Early Modern 1451-1600.
History, Medieval.
Byzantine Empire.
Byzantinisches Reich
Genre History.
Contents The eunuch in history : from antiquity to the twenty-first century -- Approaching eunuchs : attitudes, studies and problems -- Castration -- The court eunuchs of the later Roman empire -- Transformations : Byzantine court eunuchs, seventh to eleventh centuries AD -- Eunuchs and religion -- Images and identities of eunuchs -- The twilight of the Byzantine eunuch.
Summary The existence of eunuchs was one of the defining features of the Byzantine Empire. Covering the whole span of the history of the empire, from the€fourth to the€fifteenth centuries AD, Shaun Tougher presents a comprehensive survey of the history and roles of eunuchs, making use of extensive comparative material, such as from China, Persia and the Ottoman Empire, as well as about castrato singers of the eighteenth century of Enlightenment Europe, and self-castrating religious devotees such as the Galli of ancient Rome, early Christians, the Skoptsy of Russia and the Hijras of India. Th.
Other Title Print version: Tougher, Shaun. Eunuch in Byzantine history and society. London ; New York : Routledge, 2008 9780415425247 0415425247