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HIST 1300 - Module Reading List

Primary Sources for the Historian: An Introduction to Documentary study, 2019/20, Semester 2
Professor Stephen Alford
S.Alford@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Primary Sources

Albert of Aachen, Historia Ierosolimitana : history of the journey to Jerusalem , ed. and trans. by Susan B. Edgington (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2007)

 

The Annals of Bari , trans. by Graham A. Loud ([n.p.]: [n. pub.], [n.d.]) [available online http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/downloads/file/1087/bari_annals ]

 

Bernold of St Blasien, ‘Chronicle’, trans. by Ian S. Robinson, in Eleventh-century Germany : the Swabian chronicles : selected sources (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2008), pp. 245-337

 

Gesta Francorum et aliorum Hierosolimitanorum. The deeds of the Franks and other Jerusalem-bound pilgrims : the earliest chronicle of the first crusades , ed. and trans. by Nirmal Dass (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2011)

 

Komnene, Anna, The Alexiad , ed. and trans. by E. R. A. Sewter and Peter Frankopan, rev. edn (London: Penguin, 2009)

 

Malaterra, Geoffrey, The Deeds of Count Roger of Calabria and Sicily and of his Brother Duke Robert Guiscard , trans. by Kenneth Baxter Wolf (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2005)

 

Nicetas Choniates, O city of Byzantium : Annals of Niketas Choniatēs , trans. by Harry J. Magoulias (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1984)

 

Orderic Vitalis, The ecclesiastical history of Orderic Vitalis , ed. and trans. by Marjorie Chibnall, 6 vols (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1969-80)

 

Raymond d’Aguilers, Historia Francorum Qui Ceperunt Iherusalem , trans. by John Hugh Hill and Laurita L. Hill (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1968)

 

The register of Pope Gregory VII, 1073-1085 : an English translation , trans. by H. E. J. Cowdrey (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002)

 

I trattati con Bisanzio 992-1198 , ed. by Marco Pozza and Giorgio Ravegnani, Pacta Veneta, 6 (Venice: Il Cardo, 1993)

 

William of Apulia, The deeds of Robert Guiscard by William of Apulia , trans. by Graham A. Loud ([n.p.]: [n. pub.], 2008)

 

Zonaras, John, Ioannis Zonarae Annales , ed. by Moritz Pinder and Theodor Büttner-Wobst, CSHB, 3 vols (Bonn: Weber, 1841-97)

 

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Secondary literature (divided by topic)

 

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Alexios I’s reign [weeks 1-11]

 

Angold, Michael, ‘Alexios I Komnenos: An Afterword’, in Alexios I Komnenos : [papers of the Second Belfast Byzantine International Colloquium, 14-16 April 1989] , ed. by Margaret Mullett and Dion Smythe (Belfast: Belfast Byzantine Enterprises, 1996), pp. 398-417

 

---, ‘The Byzantine Empire, 1025-1118’, in The New Cambridge Medieval History , ed. by Paul Fouracre and others, 7 vols (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995-2005), iv/2, 217-53

 

---, The Byzantine Empire, 1025-1204: A Political History , 2nd edn (London: Longman, 1997) [chs 7-9]

 

Treadgold, Warren, A history of the Byzantine state and society [electronic resource] (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1997) [ch. 19]

 

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Anna Komnene and the Alexiad [weeks 1 and 2]

 

Buckler, Georgina Grenfell, Anna Comnena : a study (London: Oxford University Press, 1929) [a very old book, but still useful]

 

Buckley, Penelope, The Alexiad of Anna Komnene : artistic strategy in the making of a myth (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014)

 

Chrysostomides, Julian, ‘A Byzantine Historian: Anna Comnena’, in Medieval historical writing in the Christian and Islamic worlds , ed. by David O. Morgan (London: School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 1982), 30-46

 

Hill, Barbara, ‘Actions Speak Louder than Words: Anna Komnene's Attempted Usurpation‘, in Anna Komnene and her times , ed. by Thalia Gouma-Peterson (New York: Garland, 2000), pp. 45-62

 

---, ‘Alexios I Komnenos and the Imperial Women’, in Alexios I Komnenos : [papers of the Second Belfast Byzantine International Colloquium, 14-16 April 1989], ed. by Margaret Mullett and Dion Smythe (Belfast: Belfast Byzantine Enterprises, 1996), pp. 37-54

 

Howard-Johnston, James Douglas, ‘Anna Komnene and the Alexiad ’, in Alexios I Komnenos : [papers of the Second Belfast Byzantine International Colloquium, 14-16 April 1989] , ed. by Margaret Mullett and Dion Smythe (Belfast: Belfast Byzantine Enterprises, 1996), pp. 260-302

 

Ljubarskij, Jakov, ‘Why is the Alexiad a Masterpiece of Byzantine Literature? ’, in Anna Komnene and her times , ed. by Thalia Gouma-Peterson (New York: Garland, 2000), pp. 169-85

 

Macrides, Ruth J., ‘The Pen and the Sword: Who Wrote the Alexiad ? ’, in Anna Komnene and her times , ed. by Thalia Gouma-Peterson (New York: Garland, 2000), pp. 63-81

 

Magdalino, Paul, ‘The Pen of the Aunt: Echoes of the Mid-Twelfth Century in the Alexiad ’, in Anna Komnene and her times , ed. by Thalia Gouma-Peterson (New York: Garland, 2000), pp. 15-43

 

Neville, Leonora, Anna Komnene : the life and work of a medieval historian (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016)

 

---, ‘The Authorial Voice of Anna Komnēnē’, in The author in Middle Byzantine literature : modes, functions, and identities , ed. by Aglae Pizzone (Boston: De Gruyter, 2014), pp. 263-74

 

---, ‘Lamentation, History, and Female Authorship in Anna Komnene's Alexiad ’, Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies , 53 (2013), 192-218 - Available online: http://grbs.library.duke.edu/article/view/14689/3827

 

Treadgold, Warren, The Middle Byzantine historians (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) [chs 10-12]

 

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Byzantium and Venice [week 3]

 

Frankopan, Peter, ‘Byzantine Trade Privileges to Venice in the Eleventh Century: The Chrysobull of 1092’, Journal of Medieval history. , 30 (2004), 135-60

 

Jacoby, David, ‘The Chrysobull of Alexius I Comnenus to the Venetians: The Date and the Debate’, Journal of Medieval history. , 28 (2002), 199-204

 

Madden, Thomas F., ‘The Chrysobull of Alexius I Comnenus to the Venetians: The Date and the Debate’, Journal of Medieval history. , 28 (2002), 23-41

 

Nicol, Donald M., Byzantium and Venice : a study in diplomatic and cultural relations (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988) [chs 3-5]

 

Pryor, John H., Geography, technology and war : studies in the maritime history of the Mediterranean, 649-1571 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988) [chs 3-4; not only on Venice, but still extremely relevant]

 

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Robert Guiscard’s Balkan campaigns [weeks 4-5]

 

Albu, Emily, ‘Bohemond and the Rooster: Byzantines, Normans, and the Artful Ruse’, in Anna Komnene and her times , ed. by Thalia Gouma-Peterson (New York: Garland, 2000), pp. 157-68

 

Bennett, Matthew, 'Norman Naval Activity in the Mediterranean, c.1060-c.1108', Anglo-Norman Studies Proceedings of the XV Battle Conference and of the XI Colloquio Medievale of the Officina di Studi Medievali, 1992, 15 (1992), 41-58

 

Brown, Paul, ‘The Gesta Roberti Wiscardi : A “Byzantine” History? ’, Journal of Medieval history. , 37 (2011), 162-79

 

Cowdrey, H. E. J., Pope Gregory VII, 1073-1085 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998) [chs 6.2-6.3, 7.1]

 

Frankopan, Peter, 'The Imperial Governors of Dyrrakhion in the Reign of Alexios I Komnenos', Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies , 26 (2002), 65-103 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

 

---, ‘Turning Latin into Greek: Anna Komnene and the Gesta Roberti Wiscardi ’, Journal of Medieval history. , 39 (2013), 80-99

 

Kolia-Dermitzaki, Athina, 'Michael VII Doukas, Robert Guiscard and the Byzantine-Norman Marriage Negotiations', Byzantinoslavica , 58 (1997), 251-68

 

Loud, Graham A., The age of Robert Guiscard : Southern Italy and the Norman conquest (Harlow: Pearson Education, 2000) [chapter ‘The Normans, the Papacy, and the Two Empires’]

 

---, ‘Anna Komnena and her Sources for the Normans of Southern Italy’, in Church and chronicle in the middle ages : essays presented to John Taylor , ed. by Ian Wood and Graham A. Loud (London: Habledon Press, 1991), pp. 41-57

 

McQueen, William B., ‘Relations between the Normans and Byzantium, 1071-1112’, Byzantion , 56 (1986), 427-76

 

Stanton, Charles D., Norman naval operations in the Mediterranean (Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2011) [only pp. 47-66]

 

Stephenson, Paul, Byzantium’s Balkan Frontier: A Political Study of the Northern Balkans, 900-1204 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000) [ch. 5]

 

Theotokis, Georgios, Norman campaigns in the Balkans, 1081-1108 (Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2014) [chs 6-7]

 

Upsher Smith, jr, Richard, ‘ Nobilissimus and Warleader: The Opportunity and the Necessity behind Robert Guiscard’s Balkan Expeditions’, Byzantion , 70 (2000), 507-26

 

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The First Crusade, the creation of the Principality of Antioch, and its hostilities against the Byzantine Empire [weeks 6-8]

 

Asbridge, Thomas S., The creation of the principality of Antioch, 1098-1130 (Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2000) [ch. 1]

 

Edgington, Susan B., ‘From Aachen: A New Perspective on Relations between the Crusaders and Byzantium 1095-1120’, Medieval history. , 4 (1994), 156-69

 

France, John, ‘Anna Comnena, the Alexiad and the First Crusade’, Annual proceedings of the Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies in the University of Reading. , 10 (1984), 20-38 - Available online: http://deremilitari.org/2014/04/anna-comnena-the-alexiad-and-the-first-crusade/

 

---, ‘The Departure of Tatikios from the Crusader Army’, Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research. , 44 (1971), 137-47 - Available online: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1468-2281.1971.tb02060.x/epdf

 

Frankopan, Peter, The First Crusade : the call from the East (London: Vintage, 2013)

 

---, ‘Perception and Projection of Prejudice: Anna Comnena, the Alexiad and the First Crusade’, in Gendering the crusades , ed. by Susan B. Edgington and Sarah Lambert (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2001), pp. 59-76

 

---, ‘Understanding the Greek Sources for the First Crusade’, in Writing the early Crusades : text, transmission and memory , ed. by Marcus Bull and Damien Kempf (Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2014), pp. 38-52

 

Harris, Jonathan, Byzantium and the Crusades , 2nd edn (London: Bloomsbury, 2014) [chs 3-5]

 

Lilie, Ralph-Johannes, Byzantium and the Crusader States, 1096-1204 , trans. by J. C. Morris and Jean E. Ridings (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993) [chs 1-2]

 

Shepard, Jonathan, ‘Cross-Purposes: Alexius Comnenus and the First Crusade’, in The First Crusade : origins and impact , ed. by Jonathan Phillips (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1997), pp. 107-29

 

---, ‘"Father" or "Scorpion"? Style and Substance in Alexios's Diplomacy’, in Alexios I Komnenos : [papers of the Second Belfast Byzantine International Colloquium, 14-16 April 1989], ed. by Margaret Mullett and Dion Smythe (Belfast: Belfast Byzantine Enterprises, 1996), pp. 68-132

 

---, ‘When Greek Meets Greek: Alexius Comnenus and Bohemond in 1097-98’, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies , 12 (1988), 185-277 - Available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1179/byz.1988.12.1.185

 

Stephenson, Paul, ‘Anna Comnena’s Alexiad as a Source for the Second Crusade? ’, Journal of Medieval history. , 29 (2003), 41-54

 

---, Byzantium’s Balkan Frontier: A Political Study of the Northern Balkans, 900-1204 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000) [ch. 5]

 

Thomas, R. D., ‘Anna Comnena's Account of the First Crusade: History and Politics in the Reigns of the Emperors Alexius I and Manuel I Comnenus’, Byzantine and modern Greek studies. , 15 (1991), 269-312

 

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Bohemond’s Balkan campaign, and the Treaty of Devol [weeks 9-11]

 

Albu, Emily, ‘Bohemond and the Rooster: Byzantines, Normans, and the Artful Ruse’, in Anna Komnene and her times , ed. by Thalia Gouma-Peterson (New York: Garland, 2000), pp. 157-68

 

Asbridge, Thomas S., The creation of the principality of Antioch, 1098-1130 (Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2000) [ch. 3]

 

Bennett, Matthew, 'Norman Naval Activity in the Mediterranean, c.1060-c.1108', Anglo-Norman Studies Proceedings of the XV Battle Conference and of the XI Colloquio Medievale of the Officina di Studi Medievali, 1992, 15 (1992), 41-58

 

Frankopan, Peter, 'The Imperial Governors of Dyrrakhion in the Reign of Alexios I Komnenos', Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies , 26 (2002), 65-103

 

Lilie, Ralph-Johannes, Byzantium and the Crusader States, 1096-1204 , trans. by J. C. Morris and Jean E. Ridings (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993) [appendix 1]

 

McQueen, William B., ‘Relations between the Normans and Byzantium, 1071-1112’, Byzantion. , 56 (1986), 427-76

 

Rowe, John Gordon, ‘Paschal II, Bohemund of Antioch and the Byzantine Empire’, Bulletin of the John Rylands Library , 49 (1966-67), 165-202 - Available online: https://www.escholar.manchester.ac.uk/api/datastream?publicationPid=uk-ac-man-scw:1m2923&datastreamId=POST-PEER-REVIEW-PUBLISHERS-DOCUMENT.PDF

 

Stephenson, Paul, Byzantium’s Balkan Frontier: A Political Study of the Northern Balkans, 900-1204 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000) [ch. 5]

 

Theotokis, Georgios, ‘Bohemond of Taranto’s 1107-8 Campaign in Byzantine Illyria - Can It Be Viewed as a Crusade? ’, Rosetta , 11 (2012), 72-81 - Available online: http://www.rosetta.bham.ac.uk/issue_11/theotokis.pdf

 

---, Norman campaigns in the Balkans, 1081-1108 (Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2014) [chs 8-9]

 

Whalen, Brett Edward, ‘God’s Will or not? Bohemond’s Campaign against the Byzantine Empire (1105-1108)’, in Crusades : medieval worlds in conflict , ed. by Thomas F. Madden, James L. Naus, and Vincent Ryan (Farnham: Ashgate, 2010), pp. 111-25

This list was last updated on 30/11/2016