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Anna Comnena (1083–1153)

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Κομνηνή, Ἄννα
Komnene, Anna
Syntymäaika
1083-12-01
Kuolinaika
1153
Sukupuoli
female
Kansalaisuus
Byzantium
Byzantine Empire
Eastern Roman Empire
Maa (karttaa varten)
Turkey
Syntymäpaikka
Constantinople, Byzantium
Kuolinpaikka
Monastery of Kecharitomene, Constantinople, Byzantine Empire
Asuinpaikat
Constantinople, Byzantium
Ammatit
princess
historian
physician
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Anna was a medieval princess, eldest daughter of the Emperor Alexius I Comnenus of Byzantium and Empress Irene Doukaina. She was extremely well educated by the standards of the time, and wrote the Alexiad, a multi-volume biography of her father and one of the most important primary sources on the Byzantine empire. In 1097, Anna married Nikephorus Bryennius the Younger, son of a former pretender to the imperial throne, and in 1118 joined in a conspiracy to make her husband emperor. When the plot failed, she and her mother retired to a monastery, where Anna wrote her books.

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Very engaging narrative of the life of the Byzantine emperor Alexios I Kommenos. Despite protestations to the contrary by Anna, the work is not free from the biases of the author, however, this does not lessen the value of the work.
 
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Bstoy | 9 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 19, 2023 |
Surprisingly modern and enjoyable to read.
 
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ShaneBX | 9 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 4, 2020 |
Anna Comnena's history of the reign of her father, the Emperor Alexius. After a while, the sheer blizzard of invasions, rebellions and betrayals gets to be a trifle overwhelming, and with so many characters changing sides, getting blinded, or whatnot, one can be forgiven, I think, if one is confused. You certainly get an insight into how, well, Byzantine the Byzantine Empire was. Bitter old woman in her dotage.
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EricCostello | 9 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 29, 2019 |
I have a better opinion of this source than Edward Gibbon, who was just not fond of Byzantine Literary culture. Anna was a child of the emperor Alexius Comnenus who re-organized the empire after the disaster at Manzikert. This is also a basic book for the vision of the Western crusaders, and also as a social history of the later Empire. I believe this is an able translation, and hope more people will read one of the first books about Medieval Europe from an outside stance.
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