Structure and Features of Anna Komnene’s Alexiad

Emergence of a Personal History

Larisa Vilimonovic

Structure and Features of Anna Komnene’s Alexiad

Larisa Vilimonovic

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

288 pages | 1 line drawing | 6 x 9 | © 2018
Cloth $130.00 ISBN: 9789462980389 Will Publish April 2018 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
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 analyzing 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. 
 
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