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Anna Komnene and her times

Author: Thalia Gouma-Peterson
Publisher: New York ; London : Garland Publishing, 2000.
Series: Garland reference library of the humanities, vol. 2201. Garland medieval casebooks ;, vol. 29
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"One of most prominent Byzantine women writers of the European Middle Ages, the princess Anna Komnene perfected vernacular satire and romantic fiction: but she is most famous for the epic Alexiad, which marks a departure from the tradition of Byzantine historical writing." "This volume explores the life of Anna Komnene, the Byzantine context in which she wrote, and the impact of the Alexiad on her times and on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Named Person: Anna Comnena; Anna Comnena; Anna (Komnene); Anne Comnène (1083?-1148?).; Alexis, empereur d'Orient); Anne Comnène; Anna Comnena
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thalia Gouma-Peterson
ISBN: 0815336454 9780815336457 0815338511 9780815338512
OCLC Number: 43296615
Description: xiv, 193 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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.
Series Title: Garland reference library of the humanities, vol. 2201. Garland medieval casebooks ;, vol. 29
Responsibility: Thalia Gouma-Peterson, editor.
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This significant critical anthology explores the life of Anne Komnene, the Byzantine context in which she wrote, and the impact of the Alexiad on her times and on subsequent historical works of  Read more...

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