The Alexiad

The Alexiad


Translator: E. R. A. Sewter
Editor: Peter Frankopan
Introduction by: Peter Frankopan
Notes by: Peter Frankopan

Format
Paperback
Price
$20.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140455274
  • 608 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

A revised edition of a medieval masterpiece-the first narrative history written by a woman

Written between 1143 and 1153 by the daughter of Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos, The Alexiad is one of the most popular and revealing primary sources in the vast canon of medieval literature. Princess Anna Komnene, eldest child of the imperial couple, reveals the inner workings of the court, profiles its many extraordinary personages, and offers a firsthand account of immensely significant events such as the First Crusade, as well as its impact on the relationship between eastern and western Christianity. A celebrated triumph of Byzantine letters, this is an unparalleled view of the glorious Constantinople and the medieval world.

The Alexiad

The Alexiad

Anna Komnene, Translator: E. R. A. Sewter, Editor: Peter Frankopan, Introduction by: Peter Frankopan, Notes by: Peter Frankopan

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