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Author Vilimonović, Larisa Orlov, author.

Title Structure and features of Anna Komnene's Alexiad : emergence of a personal history / Larisa Orlov Vilimonović
Published Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2019]


Description 1 online resource (288 pages)
Series Central European Medieval studies
Central European medieval studies.
Contents Techne historike -- Image of the ideal ruler -- Anna Komnene's Periautologia -- The pain of Niobe and cry of Electra -- Doukai: construction of an alternative political discourse -- Komnenian Philia
Summary The 'Alexiad', written in the twelfth century by a Byzantine princess, Anna Komnene, tells the story of the Byzantine Empire during the reign of her father, offering accounts of its political and military history, including its involvement with the First Crusade. This book introduces new methods of research for studying the 'Alexiad', aiming primarily at analysing Anna Komnene?s literary expression. The book's approach focuses mainly on the author, the subject, the structure and the inner stylistic features, as well as the genre itself. The result is a substantially new outlook on the main Byzantine historiographical work of the twelfth century
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Comnena, Anna, 1083- Alexiad.
Comnena, Anna, 1083- Alexiad -- Criticism, Textual
Comnena, Anna, 1083- Alexiad -- Criticism, Textual
Comnena, Anna, 1083- Alexiad
SUBJECT Alexiad (Comnena, Anna) fast
Subject Historians -- Byzantine Empire
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY -- Ancient Languages.
HISTORY -- General.
Byzantine Empire -- Historiography
Byzantine Empire
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789048529643