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1. Record Number: 4496
Author(s): Macrides, Ruth.
Title : The Pen and the Sword: Who Wrote the "Alexiad"? [the author examines the questions around Anna's authorship of the "Alexiad" and argues against the 1996 volume by James Howard-Johnston in which he maintained that Anna's husband, Nikephoros Bryennios, was the author because no woman would be able to write so knowledgeably about military campaigns].
Source: Full-text of the Alexiad in English (from the Medieval Sourcebook)
Year of Publication: 2000.