The Alexiad  -     By: Anna Komene
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The Alexiad

Penguin Putnam Inc. / 2009 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 608
Vendor: Penguin Putnam Inc.
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 7.75 X 5.06 (inches)
ISBN: 0140455272
ISBN-13: 9780140455274
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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.

Author Bio

E. R. A. Sewter was a well-known Byzantine scholar and the editor of Greece and Rome. His translation of The Alexiad of Anna Comnena is still published in Penguin Classics. He died in 1976.

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