The Alexiad

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Contents[edit]

  • Introduction by the translator
  • Preface
  • Book I - From Alexius' Youth to the Last Months of Botaniates' Reign
  • Book II - The Revolt of the Comneni
  • Book III - The Accession of Alexius and Interfamily Power Struggles
  • Book IV - War with the Normans (1081-2)
  • Book V - War with the Normans (1082-83) (i-vii) • Alexius' First Battle with Heretics - John Italus (viii-ix)
  • Book VI - Norman West • Death of Robert Guiscard • The Turks
  • Book VII - War with the Scyths (1087-90)
  • Book VIII - War with the Scyths (1091) • Victory at Levunium (29 April 1091) • Plots against the Emperor
  • Book IX - Turkish War • Dalmatian Interlude (1092-4) • Conspiracy of Nicephorus Diogenes (1094)
  • Book X - Second Battle with Heresy • The Cuman War • First Crusade (1094-97)
  • Book XI - The First Crusade (1097-1104)
  • Book XII - Domestic Conflicts • Second Norman Invasion (1105-7)
  • Book XIII - The Conpiracy of Aston • The Final Defeat of Bohemond • The Treaty of Devol. (1107-8)
  • Book XIV - Turks, Franks, Cumans and Manichaeans (1108-15)
  • Book XV - Victory over the Turks • The Orphanage • Heresy of the Bogomils • Last Illness and Death of Alexius (1116-18)