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Anna Komnene : the life and work of a medieval historian

Author: Leonora Alice Neville
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
Series: Onassis series in Hellenic culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Byzantine princess Anna Komnene is known for writing history and plotting to become empress by murdering her brother. This book explains how Anna broke her culture's rules for women's behavior by  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Neville, Leonora Alice, 1970- author.
Anna Komnene
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016009353
Named Person: Anna Comnena; Anna Comnena; Anna, Comnena
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonora Alice Neville
ISBN: 9780190498177 019049817X 9780190498191 0190498196
OCLC Number: 940795138
Description: 240 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part I. A good historian and a good woman --
Why didn't Greek women write history? --
Qualified, and modest about it --
Unbiased historian & devoted daughter --
Crying like a woman and writing like a man --
Gathering research without leaving the house --
Part II. A power-hungry conspirator? --
Death-bed dramas --
Celebrating an odd bird --
A room of one's own --
Ambition & brotherly love --
The "fury of a Medea".
Series Title: Onassis series in Hellenic culture.
Responsibility: Leonora Neville.
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"In this novel gendered account of Anna Komnene's Alexiad, Leonora Neville presents the Byzantine princess in a completely new light. Analyzing the tensions inherent in being a female historian, she Read more...

 
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