University of Wisconsin–Madison

Anna Komnene: The Life and Work of a Medieval Historian

Bookcover - Anna Komnene: The Life and Work of a Medieval Historian
Leonora Neville (2016). Anna Komnene: The Life and Work of a Medieval Historian. Oxford University Press

Onassis Series in Hellenic Culture

  • First book devoted to understanding Anna Komnene since 1929, and the first ever to systematically examine how she presents herself in the Alexiad
  • Offers a systematic explanation of the relationship between Anna’s gender and her writing
  • Brings the life and work of a major, but understudied, medieval female author to a wide audience
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