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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, 2019
Series: Onassis series in Hellenic culture
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First issued as an Oxford University Press paperbackView all editions and formats
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Byzantine princess Anna Komnene is known for two things: plotting to murder her brother to usurp the throne, and writing the Alexiad, an epic history of her father Alexios I Komnenos (1081-1118) that is a key historical source for the era of the First Crusade. Anna Komnene: the Life and Work of a Medieval Historian investigates the relationship between Anna's self-presentation in the Alexiad and the story of her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Anna Comnena; Anna Comnena; Anna, Comnena
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonora Alice Neville
ISBN: 9780190498177 019049817X 9780190939892 0190939893
OCLC Number: 1083851551
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description: 240 Seiten. : Illustrationen.
Contents: ContentsAbbreviations Introduction Part I: A Good Historian and a Good Woman 1 Why didn't Greek Women write history? 2 Qualified, and Modest about It3 Unbiased Historian & Devoted Daughter4 Crying like a Woman and Writing like a Man5 Gathering Research without Leaving the HousePart II A Power-Hungry Conspirator? 6 Death-Bed Dramas7 Celebrating an Odd Bird8 A Room of One's Own9 Ambition & Brotherly Love10 The
Series Title: Onassis series in Hellenic culture
Responsibility: Leonora Neville.

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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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Neville's gendered reading of Anna's work has indeed been long overdue. * Averil Cameron, Common Knowledge * Leonora Neville's highly readable book gives us a new Anna for the twenty-first century, Read more...

 
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