The Alexiad

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Penguin Books, 2003 - 560 pagine
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The daughter of the Byzantine Emperor Alexius I, Anna Comnena (1083-1153) wrote this work as an account of her father's reign. Although biased in favour of Alexius, the book yields important insights into his rule and provides a picture of the first crusade from a different perspective.

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Review: The Alexiad of Anna Comnena

Recensione dell'utente  - Beth Hocking - Goodreads

For a primary source from 1148 this is immensely readable. Sometimes it bogs down in names and dates, but its point of view is very interesting and the author's voice is clear and clever. I especially enjoyed some of the little asides. Leggi recensione completa

Review: The Alexiad of Anna Comnena

Recensione dell'utente  - Bryn Hammond - Goodreads

I fell in love with Turks here, and possibly with history. I came to this young, a lucky chance. Leggi recensione completa

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Anna Comnena (1083-1153) was the daughter of the Byzantine Emperor Alexius I.

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