The Autocar

Author: Henry Sturmey
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Annae Comnenae Alexias

Author: Anna Comnena
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110158137
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In her work, the historian Anna Komnene (1083 to approx. 1153), daughter of the Byzantine Emperor Alexios I, deals with the period of her father's reign from his first successes as a youthful army commander and his successful rebellion up to his death. She includes an account of the First Crusade from a Byzantine perspective and draws impressive portraits of the protagonists. Together with the works of Michael Psellos and Niketas Choniates, her account belongs to the most brilliant achievements of Byzantine historiography. This new critical edition contains numerous textual improvements over earlier editions and presents for the first time a complete documentation of the epitomes together with comprehensive indexes giving access to the text.