E. R. A. Sewter was a well-known Byzantine scholar and the editor of Greece and Rome. His translation of The Alexiad of Anna Komnene is still published in Penguin Classics. He died in 1976.
slow reading.... it was research.... gave me insights to the Crusades. Authors have to do the homework, so every bit helped. Read morePublished 15 months ago by MALISSA
I bought this as a reference book while writing my book "The First Crusades: The Untold Story". It provided me some information but was not exactly what I was looking for. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Astrovel
It is not unusual daughters speaking well about her fathers but , in the Alexiad, Anna add to the undoubt admiration for Alexius ! Read morePublished 20 months ago by JLuiz Alquéres
The Book gives an interesting look at another viewpoint of a contentious period of history and reminds one that there were many peoples and small nations that existed that most... Read morePublished on March 10, 2013 by Roland E Burgess
Without situating this documentation in its historical as well as its human context it will not be taken seriously. Read morePublished on February 3, 2013 by Carol Miller
Great book written originally in Ancient Greek by Princess Anna Comnene.
Anna Comnene gives an account of the reign of her father, Alexios I, whom she compares with the great... Read more