IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 627: Approaching the Byzantine Family, III: Conceptions of the Byzantine Family

Tuesday 14 July 2009, 11.15-12.45

Organisers:Leslie Brubaker, Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman & Modern Greek Studies, Department of Classics, Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Birmingham / Institute of Archaeology & Antiquity, University of Birmingham
Shaun Tougher, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Moderator/Chair:Mary Harlow, Institute of Archaeology & Antiquity, University of Birmingham
Paper 627-aHow Did the Byzantines Experience Families?
(Language: English)
Dion C. Smythe, Institute of Byzantine Studies, Queen's University Belfast
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Social History
Paper 627-bThe Byzantine Life Course: A Comparative Study
(Language: English)
Eve Davies, Institute of Archaeology & Antiquity, University of Birmingham
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Mentalities, Social History
Paper 627-cChrist's Progenitors: The Virgin Mary's Parents in Byzantine Thought
(Language: English)
Eirini Panou, Institute of Archaeology & Antiquity, University of Birmingham
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Mentalities
Abstract

This session will focus on Byzantine conceptions of the family and family life. Dion Smythe considers how Byzantines experienced the family. Eva Hancock Davies explores perceptions of the Byzantine life course, and takes a comparative approach to the subject. Eirini Panou studies Byzantine thought about the family of Christ, examining attitudes to the parents of the Virgin Mary.