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 ComnenaUser Review - Suzannah - Goodreads
What would Byzantine history be like if it was written by a sour and snippily self-conscious Victorian governess? Thanks to Anna Comnena, we don't have to wonder. Full review to come. Read full review
Review: The Alexiad of Anna ComnenaUser 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