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ANA COMNENO fue una princesa bizantina de gran cultura, hija del emperador bizantino Alejo I Comneno y de Irene Ducas. Autora de La Alexiada, la historia del reinado de su padre, convirtiéndose así en una de las primeras mujeres historiadoras occidentales. Hija del emperador Alejo I Comneno, recibió una esmerada educación que la convirtió en erudita en literatura bizantina, historia, geografía, mitología, e incluso filosofía. Se casó en 1097 con Nicéforo Brienio.

ANA COMNENO fue una princesa bizantina de gran cultura, hija del emperador bizantino Alejo I Comneno y de Irene Ducas. Autora de La Alexiada, la historia del reinado de su padre, convirtiéndose así en una de las primeras mujeres historiadoras occidentales. Hija del emperador Alejo I Comneno, recibió una esmerada educación que la convirtió en erudita en literatura bizantina, historia, geografía, mitología, e incluso filosofía. Se casó en 1097 con Nicéforo Brienio.

The Siege of Jerusalem took place from June 7 to July 15, 1099 during the First Crusade. The climax of the First Crusade, the successful siege saw the Crusaders seize the city from the Fatimid Caliphate and laid the foundations for the Kingdom of Jerusalem.

The Siege of Jerusalem took place from June 7 to July 15, 1099 during the First Crusade. The climax of the First Crusade, the successful siege saw the Crusaders seize the city from the Fatimid Caliphate and laid the foundations for the Kingdom of Jerusalem.

Maria of Antioch (1145–1182) was a Byzantine empress as the wife of the Byzantine Emperor Manuel I Komnenos. She was the daughter of Constance of Antioch and her first husband Raymond of Poitiers. Her only son was Alexios II Komnenos, who succeeded Manuel in 1180, and died three years afterwards at the age of 14.

Maria of Antioch (1145–1182) was a Byzantine empress as the wife of the Byzantine Emperor Manuel I Komnenos. She was the daughter of Constance of Antioch and her first husband Raymond of Poitiers. Her only son was Alexios II Komnenos, who succeeded Manuel in 1180, and died three years afterwards at the age of 14.

Emperor Irene of Athens (797–802), one of the most powerful women of all time, was certainly no paragon of maternal love. To secure the power of the throne, she had her son Constantine VI (780–797) blinded and then imprisoned him for life in the room in which he was born. Irene was the first Greek woman to rule the empire alone and specifically took the title Emperor, not Empress. She ruled at a time of magnificent contemporaries, especially Harun al-Rashid and Charlemagne. Apparently the…

Emperor Irene of Athens (797–802), one of the most powerful women of all time, was certainly no paragon of maternal love. To secure the power of the throne, she had her son Constantine VI (780–797) blinded and then imprisoned him for life in the room in which he was born. Irene was the first Greek woman to rule the empire alone and specifically took the title Emperor, not Empress. She ruled at a time of magnificent contemporaries, especially Harun al-Rashid and Charlemagne. Apparently the…

11th Century Byzantine Clothing Construction - A very good class handout regarding Byzantine clothing

11th Century Byzantine Clothing Construction - A very good class handout regarding Byzantine clothing

Romanesque codex of the 12th century: Liber Ceritanae: Queen and courtiers. I love the stars on the middle (Queen's) cote

Romanesque codex of the 12th century: Liber Ceritanae: Queen and courtiers. I love the stars on the middle (Queen's) cote

BALDWIN  I, 1st king of Jerusalem... On 25 December 1100, in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem; a date and place steeped in symbolism, the patriarch (Daimbert) crowned and anointed Baldwin of Boulogne as the first Frankish King of Jerusalem.

BALDWIN I, 1st king of Jerusalem... On 25 December 1100, in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem; a date and place steeped in symbolism, the patriarch (Daimbert) crowned and anointed Baldwin of Boulogne as the first Frankish King of Jerusalem.

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