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  • Title: Annae Comnenae Alexiadis Libri XV, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)
  • Author: Anna Comnena
  • ISBN: 9780332424873
  • Page: 453
  • Format: Paperback
  • Excerpt from Annae Comnenae Alexiadis Libri XV, Vol 1About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at forgottenbooksThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairingExcerpt from Annae Comnenae Alexiadis Libri XV, Vol 1About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at forgottenbooksThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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      The Byzantine historian Anna Komnene, Latinized as Comnena December 1, 1083 1153 was the eldest child of the Emperor Alexios I Komnenos and Irene Doukaina, and is considered the first female historian From earliest childhood Anna was in daily contact with the leading figures of the Empire Through her social position and own interest, she obtained an education in literature and philosophy given to few women in the Middle Ages Disappointed in her hopes to be named heir to her father instead of her brother John, and again by not having her husband Nikephoros Bryennios named as Emperor, Anna conspired with her mother against her brother to gain her husband the throne but ultimately failed after her husband s refusal to cooperate After Bryennios death in 1137 she and her mother were exiled to a remote monastery to live out the rest of their lives.There she wrote The Alexiad, a historical account of her father s reign, which is unique in that it was written by a princess about her father and is a rare primary source of the Byzantine Empire in the eleventh century and the First Crusade from a non Western point of view The book also contributes to understanding of the female mentality, mindset, and perception of the world during Byzantine times.Adapted from the author biography in the Penguin edition of The Alexiad and



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