The Alexiad

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Penguin Books, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 560 pages
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The daughter of the Byzantine Emperor Alexius I, Anna Comnena (1083-1153) wrote this work as an account of her father's reign. Although biased in favour of Alexius, the book yields important insights into his rule and provides a picture of the first crusade from a different perspective.

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Review: The Alexiad of Anna Comnena

User Review  - Lucas - Goodreads

As usual, I am not reviewing Anna Komnene as an historian. I am reviewing this particular edition of her work. This is a relatively recent edition of the 'Alexiad'. While the core of ERA Sewter's 1969 ... Read full review

Review: The Alexiad of Anna Comnena

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

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