Teodora: Ascesa di una imperatrice Paolo Cesaretti

ISBN: 9788804499503

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Teodora: Ascesa di una imperatrice  by  Paolo Cesaretti

Teodora: Ascesa di una imperatrice by Paolo Cesaretti
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This book is a gripping, long-overdue biography of one of the most intriguing and powerful female figures of Western history: Theodora of Byzantium. Ruthlessly criticized and reviled by her contemporaries, Theodora, the beautiful wife of EmperorMoreThis book is a gripping, long-overdue biography of one of the most intriguing and powerful female figures of Western history: Theodora of Byzantium. Ruthlessly criticized and reviled by her contemporaries, Theodora, the beautiful wife of Emperor Justinian, began her life as the daughter of a bear-keeper and rose to be Justinians partner in politics as well as in life, ruling from 527 to 548.

She stood by his side in Constantinople as he built a second Rome, waging battles against the Goths and Vandals, quelling nationalist unrest in Egypt, and suppressing a rebellion at their doorstep by mercilessly slaughtering 30,000 in Constantinoples stadium. Theodoras political savvy saved Justinians empire time and time again.When the European editions of Theodora were published, it was hailed as the Book of the Year. Author Paolo Cesaretti received the Ginzano Cavour Prize for sifting through a vast range of documentary material to deliver a richly entertaining story of an ambitious and cunning woman who defied the conventions of her time and triumphed over those who sought to defame and destroy her.

Author Bio: Paolo Cesaretti, an internationally recognized authority in Byzantine studies, teaches at the University of Chieti, Italy. In addition to his many books, he regularly contributes to important Italian publications, including Corriere della Sera and Il Giornale.



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