Beauty and the Male Body in Byzantium

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Author  M. Hatzaki
Publisher  Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Date   October 29, 2009
ISBN  0230007155
Pages  196

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A neglected aspect of Byzantium, physical beauty appears as a quality with an unmistakable dark side, relating ambiguously to notions of power, goodness, evil, masculinity, effeminacy, life and death. Examined as an attribute of the human and, in particular, of the male body, this study of beauty refines our understanding of the Byzantine world.

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