The Alexiad

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Penguin Books, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 560 pages
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Here is a vivid record of the turbulent rule of a Byzantine emperor - written by the Emperor's daughter.

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Review: The Alexiad of Anna Comnena

User Review  - Brandin Stoy - Goodreads

Very engaging narrative of the life of the Byzantine emperor Alexios I Kommenos. Despite protestations to the contrary by Anna, the work is not free from the biases of the author, however, this does not lessen the value of the work. Read full review

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User Review  - Bryn Hammond - Goodreads

I fell in love with Turks here, and possibly with history. I came to this young, a lucky chance. Read full review

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Medieval Sourcebook: Anna Comnena: The Alexiad
The Alexiad was first edited by Possinus (Paris, 1651), the edition used in Migne, PG. CXXXI, 39-1244. The best of the older editions edition is that of the ... halsall/ basis/ annacomnena-alexiad.html

Anna Comnena: The Alexiad (c. 1148 CE)
Anna Comnena: The Alexiad (c. 1148 CE). When in 1095 Emperor Alexius Comnenus appealed to Pope Urban II for help in fighting the Turks, what caught the ... ~wldciv/ world_civ_reader/ world_civ_reader_1/ comnena.html

Anna Comnena: Alexiad
The Alexiad is the biography of her father, written around 1140. In this excerpt she recounts the coming of the first Crusaders. ... Classes/ Sources/ AnnaComnena.html

Alexiad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Alexiad (original Greek title : Αλεξιάς) is a medieval biographical text ... Within the Alexiad, she describes the political and military history of the ... wiki/ The_Alexiad

JSTOR: The Alexiad of the Princess Anna Comnena
REVIEWS OF BOOKS the more commendable as the Alexiad is by no means very easy reading. Anna's style lies between the simple plainness of such a writer as ... sici?sici=0013-8266(192910)44%3A176%3C645%3ATAOTPA%3E2.0.CO%3B2-Q

The Alexiad - Wikisource
The Alexiad describes the political and military history of the Byzantine Empire during the reign of her father (1081-1118), making it one of the most ... wiki/ The_Alexiad

The Alexiad
The Alexiad. by. Anna Comnena (Komnene). Edited and translated by Elizabeth A. Dawes. London: Routledge, Kegan, Paul, 1928. ... Europe/ Alexiad/ alexiad-contents.htm

Feeble Journalism: The Alexiad
The Alexiad. I'm taking some time to do bit of relaxing read while I'm on break this ... Currently, I'm reading The Alexiad, a historical account of the ... 2007/ 12/ alexiad.html

The Norton Anthology of English Literature: The Middle Ages: Topic ...
The best introduction to Anna Comnena is her own Preface to the Alexiad, which contains ... The Alexiad reminds us of the complexity of the First Crusade, ... nael/ middleages/ topic_3/ comnena.htm

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Anna Comnena (1083-1153) was the daughter of the Byzantine Emperor Alexius I.

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