The Alexiad

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Author: Anna Comnena

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780140449587

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 560

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The Alexiad

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Author: Anna Komnene

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141904542

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 624

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A revised edition of Anna Komnene's Alexiad, to replace our existing 1969 edition. This is the first European narrative history written by a woman - an account of the reign of a Byzantine emperor through the eyes and words of his daughter which offers an unparalleled view of the Byzantine world in the eleventh and twelfth centuries.

Abschied von Eldorado

eine Kolonialgeschichte

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Author: Vidiadhar S. Naipaul

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548603582

Category:

Page: 447

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Anonyme Metaphrase zu Anna Komnene, Alexias XI-XIII

ein Beitrag zur Erschliessung der byzantinischen Umgangssprache

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Author: Anna Comnena,Herbert Hunger

Publisher: Verlag Der Osterreichischen Akademie Der Wissenchaften

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 263

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Der Kalte Krieg

eine neue Geschichte

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Author: John Lewis Gaddis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570550571

Category:

Page: 384

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Die Kreuzzüge

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Author: Thomas S. Asbridge

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 9783608946482

Category: Christianity and other religions

Page: 807

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Der Krieg um das Heilige Land- erstmals dargestellt aus christlicher und aus muslimischer Sicht. Diese grosse Gesamtdarstellung nimmt die politischen und religiösen Beweggründe aller Seiten ernst und veranschaulicht die immense Kriegslogistik. In packenden Szenen schildert Asbridge all die Belagerungen und Eroberungen und entwirft lebendige Porträts von Saladin und Richard Löwenherz, dem tragischen Leprakönig Balduin IV. oder der Jerusalemer Königin Melisende. Thomas Asbridge berichtet erstmals gleichberechtigt und in wechselnder Perspektive von den von Christen wie von Muslimen verübten Grausamkeiten und erduldeten Leiden. Ausführlich macht der polyglotte Historiker Gebrauch auch von den arabischen Quellen. Asbridge nimmt nicht nur die politischen, sondern auch die religiösen Beweggründe aller Seiten ernst. Auch von überraschend freundlichen Begegnungen zwischen Kreuzfahrern und Sarazenen erfahren wir: von Momenten des interkulturellen Austauschs, Beispielen friedlicher Koexistenz im Heiligen Land, Gesten religiöser Toleranz und Zeugnissen der Freundschaft über die feindlichen Lager hinweg. (Quelle: Homepage des Verlags).

Horrorstör

Thriller

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Author: Grady Hendrix

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426429640

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

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Im stilechten Look eines Möbelkatalogs führt Horrorstör in die Untiefen eines ganz besonderen Spukhauses: des Möbelladens ORSK in Cleveland, wo die Angestellten Morgen für Morgen auf zerstörte Ware und Schmierereien an den Wänden treffen. In Ermangelung brauchbaren Materials von den Überwachungskameras werden drei Mitarbeiter dazu verdonnert, eine Nacht im ORSK-Store zu verbringen. Während sie einsam ihre Runden drehen, entwickelt der Laden mehr und mehr ein Eigenleben ...

Fourteen Byzantine Rulers

The Chronographia of Michael Psellus

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Author: Michael Psellus

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141904550

Category: History

Page: 400

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This chronicle of the Byzantine Empire, beginning in 1025, shows a profound understanding of the power politics that characterized the empire and led to its decline.

Fighting Emperors of Byzantium

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Author: John Carr

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 147385640X

Category: History

Page: 288

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The Eastern Roman or 'Byzantine' Empire had to fight for survival throughout its long history so military ability was a prime requisite for a successful Emperor. John Carr concentrates on the personal and military histories of the more capable war fighters to occupy the imperial throne at Constantinople. They include men like it's founder Constantine I , Julian, Theodosius, Justinian, Heraclius, Leo I, Leo III, Basil I, Basil II (the Bulgar-slayer), Romanus IV Diogenes, Isaac Angelus, and Constantine XI. ??Byzantium's emperors, and the military establishment they created and maintained, can be credited with preserving Rome's cultural legacy and, from the seventh century, forming a bulwark of Christendom against aggressive Islamic expansion. For this the empire's military organization had to be of a high order, a continuation of Roman discipline and skill adapted to new methods of warfare. Thus was the Empire, under the leadership of its fighting emperors, able to endure for almost a thousand years after the fall of Rome.

The Middle Byzantine Historians

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Author: W. Treadgold

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137280867

Category: History

Page: 546

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This volume, which continues the same author's Early Byzantine Historians , is the first book to analyze the lives and works of all forty-three significant Byzantine historians from the seventh to the thirteenth century, including the authors of three of the world's greatest histories: Michael Psellus, Princess Anna Comnena, and Nicetas Choniates.

Die Reportage

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Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783886195138

Category:

Page: 269

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Eine Journalistin wird in einen Mordfall verwickelt, als sie eine lobende Reportage über ein vornehmes Mädchenpensionat schreiben soll.

The Alexiad of Anna Komnene

Artistic Strategy in the Making of a Myth

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Author: Penelope Buckley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139867806

Category: History

Page: N.A

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This is the first full-scale study of the literary art of Anna Komnene's Alexiad. Her history of her father's reign is well-known and much used by Byzantinists and historians of the First Crusade, but the art with which it shapes its central character has not been fully examined or understood. This book argues that the work is both history and tragedy; the characterization of Alexios I Komnenos is cumulative; it develops; the models for his idealization change; much of the action takes place in his mind and the narrative relays and amplifies his thought while building a dense picture of the world in which he acts. Engaging critically and responsively with other texts, Komnene uses the full range of current literary genres to portray the ideal culture of his rule. She matches her art of literary control to his of government over the adverse forces of his time.

Wigalois

Text, Übersetzung, Stellenkommentar

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Author: Wirnt von Grafenberg

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 311037353X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 376

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Wirnt von Grafenberg’s Arthurian romance Wigalois (c. 1210–20) tells the story of Sir Gawain’s son, Wigalois, who comes to Arthur’s castle in quest of his father and ultimately assumes dominion over the Kingdom of Korntin. The revised student edition includes the Middle High German text in the Kapteyn edition (1926), a New High German translation, textual commentary, an afterword, an index, and a selected bibliography.