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Title Anna Komnene and her times / Thalia Gouma-Peterson, editor
Published New York ; London : Garland Publishing, 2000


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 193 pages) : illustrations
Contents The pen of the aunt : echoes of the mid-twelfth century in the Alexiad / Angeliki Laiou -- Actions speak louder than words : Anna Komnene's attempted usurpation / Barbara Hill -- Pen and the sword : who wrote the Alexiad? / Ruth Macrides -- Women's literature in the Byzantium? The case of Anna Komnene / Diether R. Riensch -- Gender and power : passages to the maternal in Anna Komnene's Alexiad / Thalia Gouma-Peterson -- Anna Komnene, learned women, and the book in Byzantine art / Jeffrey C. Anderson -- Bohemond and the rooster : Byzantines, Normans, and the artful ruse / Emily Albu -- Why is the Alexiad a masterpiece of Byzantine literature? / Jakov Ljubarskij
Summary This significant critical anthology explores the life of Anna Komnene, the Byzantine context in which she wrote, and the impact of the Alexiad on her times and on subsequent historical works of literature
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Comnena, Anna, 1083-
Comnena, Anna, 1083- Alexiad.
Comnena, Anna, 1083-
SUBJECT Alexiad (Comnena, Anna) fast
Subject Princesses -- Byzantine Empire -- Biography
Middle Ages -- Historiography.
Middle Ages -- Historiography
Byzantine Empire -- History -- Alexius I Comnenus, 1081-1118.
Byzantine Empire
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
Author Gouma-Peterson, Thalia
ISBN 1134829507