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Anna Comnena (1083-1153) Daughter of Alexius Comnenus, Byzantine Emperor. She wrote a life of her father, known as the "Alexiad.," an account of Byzantine attitudes towards the First Crusade; showed a distaste for both Islam and the Western Roman Catholic Church; voiced the concerns of Byzantines, especially Crusader intentions towards Constantinople.

Anna Comnena (1083-1153) Daughter of Alexius Comnenus, Byzantine Emperor. She wrote a life of her father, known as the "Alexiad.," an account of Byzantine attitudes towards the First Crusade; showed a distaste for both Islam and the Western Roman Catholic Church; voiced the concerns of Byzantines, especially Crusader intentions towards Constantinople.

11th C Nea Moni Chios St Bacchos in ceremonial spekion with spathobaklion

11th C Nea Moni Chios St Bacchos in ceremonial spekion with spathobaklion

Emperor Constantine I, presenting a model of the city to Virgin Pary. Detail of the southwestern entrance mosaic in Hagia Sophia

Emperor Constantine I, presenting a model of the city to Virgin Pary. Detail of the southwestern entrance mosaic in Hagia Sophia

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 John. Istanbul: Mosaics from the Hagia Sophia

Emperor John. Istanbul: Mosaics from the Hagia Sophia

Byzantine Emperor Manuel I Komnenos (1118-1180, r. 1143-1180)

Byzantine Emperor Manuel I Komnenos (1118-1180, r. 1143-1180)

Byzantine emperor Nikephoros III Botaneiates and Maria of Alania, manuscript, 1074-81.

Byzantine emperor Nikephoros III Botaneiates and Maria of Alania, manuscript, 1074-81.

John II Komnenos and Irene of Hungary. Art by Antoine Helbert.

John II Komnenos and Irene of Hungary. Art by Antoine Helbert.