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From Queens to Slaves free pdf The book is based on the author's very careful study of all the women who were involved with the normally extremely busy and painfully sick Pope Gregory the Great, many of them staying with him in Rome while he sorted out their mainly legal cases, and one of them, Theoctista, the learned sister of the Emperor Maurice, receiving the longest letter that he ever wrote to any individual. The consular son of the great Boethius, Flavius, was the father of Lady Rusticiana, who received several letters from her very dear friend, Pope Gregory, as did all of her family. After a preface, the book is divided into seven main sections, the first on Pope Gregory himself, with an historical setting, and a short first chapter dealing with his female relatives. Chapters 2 and 3 cover the royal and aristocratic women, including four queens, and then the abbesses and nuns are discussed, including several who were missed in the precursor to this book, Pope Gregory and the Brides of Christ. Then the widows and marriages are discussed, followed by women cohabiting with clerics and escaping from slavery to join convents. Finally, a bibliography provides the main works on the Pope and the period when he lived, about 600 AD, with an index to help scholars find the main characters and places in the book.

About John R. C. Martyn

John Martyn has been appointed as a Principal Fellow in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne, Australia. During the last year, besides having two more books accepted for publication - the present one on Pope Gregory's Concern for Women (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011), the other on an Unknown Gregorian Manuscript (PIMS, Toronto, 2012) - he gave a lecture in July on "Pope Gregory's attack on Banquets" at the annual Mediaeval Conference in Leeds, and chaired a session on "Saint Augustine". He recently lectured to the senior Fine Arts students at Melbourne University, on the illuminations in the Gregorian manuscript. After preparing a film script based on his book The Siege of Mazagao (Peter Lang, 1994), he is working as the associate producer and historical adviser for a major historical film based on the siege. The filming should start in 2012. He has also had reviews published recently on Judith Herrin's Byzantium (Penguin, 2007), and on Paul A. Hayward's two volumes of The Winchcombe and Coventry Chronicles (Arizona Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Tempe, 2010).

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Author : John R. C. Martyn
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Data Published : 01 December 2011
ISBN : 144383386X
EAN : 9781443833868
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 225 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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