Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9159
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Magdalino , Paul.
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  • Title: The Pen of the Aunt: Echoes of the Mid-Twelfth Century in the "Alexiad" [the author examines Anna's image of her father where his piety and concern for learning receive just as much emphasis as his military prowess; the author suggests that Anna in her writing frequently reacted to circumstances concerning the reigning emperor, Manuel, whom she disliked].
  • Source URL: Alexiad in English (from the Medieval Sourcebook) target = '_blank'>Full-text of the Alexiad in English (from the Medieval Sourcebook)
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Alexios I Komnenos, Byzantine Emperor Biography Byzantium Crusades Emperors Komnena, Anna, Historian- Alexiad Literature- Prose Politics Women Authors
  • Geographic Area: Eastern Mediterranean
  • Century: 12
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of St. Andrews
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  • Year of Publication: 2000.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0815336454
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