The Alexiad
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The Alexiad

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 624 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 27mm | 426g
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • maps
  • 0140455272
  • 9780140455274
  • 29,678

About Anna Komnene

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.
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