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Niketas Choniates: A Historiographical Study

Alicia Simpson


This book is a historiographical study of the History written by the Byzantine statesman Niketas Choniates (c.1160–c.1217). This significant text covers the period in Byzantine history that begins with the death of the Emperor Alexios I Komnenos in 1118 and culminates with the capture of Constantinople by the armies of the Fourth Crusade in 1204. It is also one of the most accomplished works in Byzantine literature. The book examines issues such as the complicated textual tradition and transmission of the text, as well as its potential audience, the structure and content of the imperial biogra ... More

Keywords: Niketas Choniates, the History, historiography, literature, imperial biography, Dogmatike Panoplia, orations, letters, Fourth Crusade, sources, models

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199670710
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670710.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alicia Simpson, author
Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Historical Research, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens