Tag: Masculinity

Desire between Men in the Byzantine Imperial Court: Some Evidence from Symeon the Logothete, Letter-Writer and Historiographer

By Mark Masterson All translations are the author’s own. The Byzantine Empire’s glorious Macedonian dynasty, beginning in 867 and ending in 1056 saw the empire experience both territorial expansion and an efflorescence in learning. The culture of men in the upper reaches of this… Continue Reading “Desire between Men in the Byzantine Imperial Court: Some Evidence from Symeon the Logothete, Letter-Writer and Historiographer”

Men and Feminism: Gender Equality in the Nordic Countries, 1960s to Present

DR HANNAH YOKEN I’m a Finnish historian who lived in the UK for nearly a decade. When I tell my British friends and colleagues where I’m from, they often respond with an air of admiration, complimenting the relatively egalitarian principles upon which Nordic social democracy… Continue Reading “Men and Feminism: Gender Equality in the Nordic Countries, 1960s to Present”