┼×ehri Konstantin

City of Constantine

Mapping the remnants of Byzantine Constantinople

From Broken Bits of Byzantium (1872) by C. G. Curtis

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.