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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:   eBook : Document : 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 writing history, her efforts to be acceptable, and how her writing nonetheless fired the story of her bloodthirsty ambition.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Neville, Leonora Alice, 1970-
Anna Komnene.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016001467
Named Person: Anna Comnena; Anna Comnena
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leonora Alice Neville
ISBN: 9780190498184 0190498188 019049817X 9780190498177 9780190498191 0190498196
OCLC Number: 941140409
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 240 pages).
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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