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The Fragile Beauty of Soldiers
Insight into the beauty that befitted the curiously gendered bodies of angels and eunuchs underlines the complexities involved in understanding how beauty related to Byzantine notions of masculinity;Expand
Beauty and the Male Body in Byzantium: Perceptions and Representations in Art and Text
List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Illustration Sources Introduction The Byzantine Ideal of Beauty: Definitions and Perceptions Only Skin Deep: Beauty and Ugliness between Good and Evil BeautyExpand
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The Byzantine Ideal of Beauty: Definitions and Perceptions
It is with these words that Anna Komnene describes the Western warrior Bohemond, one of the Emperor Alexios I Komnenos’s foremost adversaries, in what is one of the lengthiest physical descriptionsExpand
Only Skin-Deep: Beauty and Ugliness between Good and Evil
A discussion of the ideal of beauty and its dictates in imagery and text alike from the eleventh to the fourteenth centuries highlights the ways in which physical beauty in Byzantium was perceivedExpand
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
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The Beauty of Broken Bodies: Pain, Eloquence and Emotion
By appearing as a visual manifestation of power, beauty in Byzantium was discussed in relation to its ability to set events into motion and stir individuals into action. Its effects, whether benignExpand
Beauty and Power and Beauty as Power
A study of Byzantine attitudes towards beauty and its opposites reveals that, found equally in the bodies of heroes and villains, saints and sinners, beauty was acknowledged as having the ability toExpand