2021 - 2022 Medieval Volume 22

Anna Komnene and The Alexiad: How We Remember the Only Secular Woman Historian of the European Middle Ages

By Maisy Morris Anna Komnene is remembered in history as the only secular woman historian of the European Middle Ages. Her work, The Alexiad, is a history of her father Alexios I Komneno’s reign as emperor of the Byzantine Empire from 1081-1118, and it is regarded a a highly important source, not only for its …