The Alexiad

The Alexiad

by Anna Komnene
     
 

A revised edition of Anna Komnene's Alexiad, to replace our existing 1969 edition. This is the first European narrative history written by a woman - an account of the reign of a Byzantine emperor through the eyes and words of his daughter which offers an unparalleled view of the Byzantine world in the eleventh and twelfth centuries.See more details below

Overview

A revised edition of Anna Komnene's Alexiad, to replace our existing 1969 edition. This is the first European narrative history written by a woman - an account of the reign of a Byzantine emperor through the eyes and words of his daughter which offers an unparalleled view of the Byzantine world in the eleventh and twelfth centuries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140455274
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/29/2009
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
608
Sales rank:
368,560
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

E. R. A. Sewter was a well-known Byzantine scholar and the editor of Greece and Rome. His translation of The Alexiad of Anna Comnena is still published in Penguin Classics. He died in 1976.

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Table of Contents


The Alexiad Acknowledgements
Introduction
Further Reading
Note on Translation and Transliteration
Maps
| The Alexiad
| Byzantine Rulers
Family Trees
Notes
Glossary
Index

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