Kant: The Critique of Pure Reason
Michael Psellos: Chronographia

Anna Comnena: The Alexiad

Alexios_I_KomnenosThe Alexiad (Greek: Ἀλεξιάς) by Anna Comnena, is a history of the Byzantine Empire during the reign of her father Alexios I Comnenus from 1048-1118. Written in around 1148, it is significant as an important source for the period leading up to the First Crusade, and as one of the earliest historical works by by a woman.

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Free online texts
English Translations

Fordham University Medieval Sourcebook: The Alexiad, translated by Elizabeth A. Dawes (1928). HTML format.

Wikisource: The Alexiad, translated by Elizabeth A. Dawes. HTML and other formats.

York University: The Alexiad, translated by Elizabeth A. Dawes. PDF format.

Greek texts

Greek Wikisource: Αλεξιάς. HTML and other formats.

Internet Archive: Anna Comnena Vol I (edited by Schopen). | Vol II (edited by Reifferscheid). Corpus Scriptorum Historiae Byzantinae.

Other Resources

History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps: 312 - Past Masters - Byzantine Historiography313 -Queen of the Sciences - Anna Komnene and her Circle. Podcasts by Peter Adamson.

Wikipedia: Anna Komnene - Alexiad

The Great Conversation: Further reading at Tom's Learning Notes

Michael Psellos: Chronographia - used by Comnena as a source.

Nikephoros Bryennios: Material for a History


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