The Alexiad

The Alexiad

By: Anna Komnene (author), E.R.A. Sewter (translator), Peter Frankopan (editor)Paperback

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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.

About Author

Anna Komnene (1083-1156) was the eldest child of the Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos. She is best known as the author of The Alexiad - written between 1143-53, it is the first major history written by a woman. Dr Peter Frankopan is a Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College, Oxford. He has just completed a major monograph for CUP about Byzantium in the 11th and 12th century based on the Alexiad.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780140455274
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 624
  • ID: 9780140455274
  • weight: 426
  • ISBN10: 0140455272
  • translations: Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
  • language of text: English

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