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Anne Komnene and Her Times

Anne Komnene and Her Times

by Thalia Gouma-Peterson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815336454

ISBN-13: 9780815336457

Pub. Date: 05/28/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This significant critical anthology explores the life of Anna Komnene, the Byzantine context in which she wrote, and the impact of the Alexiad on her times and on subsequent historical works of literature.

Overview

This significant critical anthology explores the life of Anna Komnene, the Byzantine context in which she wrote, and the impact of the Alexiad on her times and on subsequent historical works of literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815336457
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/2000
Series:
Garland Medieval Casebooks Series
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Illustrationsvii
Prefaceix
Bibliographic Abbreviationsxiii
Introduction: Why Anna Komnene?1
The Pen of the Aunt: Echoes of the Mid-Twelfth Century in the Alexiad15
Actions Speak Louder Than Words: Anna Komnene's Attempted Usurpation45
The Pen and the Sword: Who Wrote the Alexiad?63
Women's Literature in Byzantium?--The Case of Anna Komnene83
Gender and Power: Passages to the Maternal in Anna Komnene's Alexiad107
Anna Komnene, Learned Women, and the Book in Byzantine Art125
Bohemond and the Rooster: Byzantines, Normans, and the Artful Ruse157
Why Is the Alexiad a Masterpiece of Byzantine Literature?169
Contributors187
Index189

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