┼×ehri Konstantin

City of Constantine

Mapping the remnants of Roman / Byzantine Constantinople in Istanbul

The Alexiad

The Alexiad

Anna Komnene

Written in the mid-12th c. by the daughter of Alexios Komnenos. Ostensibly sets out to protect his reputation for posterity; in bringing the period of the First Crusade to life, achieves much, much more. Also: the first ever history book by a woman.