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Anna Comnena, the daughter of the Byzantine emperor Alexius Comnenus (r.
The film never makes any mention of the Byzantine Empire, which is ironic as it was the Byzantine Empire that made the Crusades possible in the first place when Emperor Alexius Comnenus invited the Pope to send an army to help him in the East.
The Third Crusade is prelude to the main event; the seizure of Cyprus from the usurper, Isaac Comnenus, seems to be a prefiguring to the conquest of Constantinople.
In fact, it was the Turkish threat that prompted Byzantine emperor Alexius Comnenus I to appeal to Rome for military help, thus prompting the Crusades.
Emperor Alexios Comnenus I, founder of the Comnenian dynasty, nevertheless appealed to the Pope for aid against the Turks and Western Europe responded with the First Crusade (1096-1099).
The anonymous The Unfortunate Usurper (1663), probably written in the early 1640s and later revised, was one of three plays published in 1663-64 using the life of the tyrannical, twelfth-century Byzantine emperor Andronicus Comnenus to satirize Puritan politics.
It began in 1165, when one of the most talented and erudite theologians of the Armenian church had a serious conversation with Duke Alexis, a representative of the Byzantine emperor Manuel Comnenus (1143-80).
The chrysobull, dated 1218, was drawn for Theodore Comnenus Doukas, ruler of Epirus.
The few emperors who showed signs of tyrannical behavior, such as Andronicus I Comnenus (r.
Angold begins by setting the scene with a brief account of the state of play in Byzantine society in the eleventh century, a century that saw the death, oblivion, and then renewed popularity of St Symeon the New Theologian with his theology of mystical vision and spiritual authenticity, new monastic foundations, including that of the Theotokos Evergetis in Constantinople, the anathemas of the `Great Schism' of 1054, the Byzantine humanism of such as Michael Psellus, and the defeat at Manzikert with the loss of most of Asia Minor: all of which Alexius I Comnenus inherited in 1081.
Byzantine historian and daughter of the emperor Alexius I Comnenus.