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Cameron, Averil

Works: 319 works in 1,348 publications in 11 languages and 22,281 library holdings
Genres: History  Reference works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Poetry  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Interviewee, Other, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Creator, Honoree
Classifications: D57, 930
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Most widely held works by Averil Cameron
Christianity and the rhetoric of empire : the development of Christian discourse by Averil Cameron( )

23 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 2,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The emphasis that Christians placed on language--writing, talking, and preaching--made possible the formation of a powerful and indeed a totalizing discourse, argues the author. Christian discourse was sufficiently flexible to be used as a public and political instrument, yet at the same time to be used to express private feelings and emotion. Embracing the two opposing poles of logic and mystery, it contributed powerfully to the gradual acceptance of Christianity and the faith's transformation from the enthusiasm of a small sect to an institutionalized world religion
The Cambridge ancient history by N. G. L Hammond( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the past half century The Cambridge Ancient History has established itself as a definitive work of reference. The original edition was published in twelve text volumes between 1924 and 1939. Publication of the new edition began in 1970. Every volume of the old edition has been totally re-thought and re-written with new text, maps, illustrations and bibliographies. Some volumes have had to be expanded into two or more parts and the series has been extended by two extra volumes (XIII and XIV) to cover events up to AD 600, bringing the total number of volumes in the set to fourteen. Existing plates to the volumes are available separately. *Profusely illustrated with maps, drawings and tables. *Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the history of the ancient Mediterranean and Near East from prehistoric times to AD 600 by an international cast of editors and contributors
Life of Constantine by Eusebius( )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 1,665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The emperor Constantine changed the world by making the Roman Empire Christian. Eusebius wrote his life and preserved his letters so that his policy would continue. This English translation is based on modern critical editions
The Mediterranean world in late antiquity, AD 395-600 by Averil Cameron( Book )

61 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity AD 395-600 deals with the exciting period commonly known as 'late antiquity' - the fifth and sixth centuries. The Roman empire in the west was splitting into separate Germanic kingdoms, while the Near East, still under Roman rule from Constantinople, maintained a dense population and flourishing urban culture until the Persian and Arab invasions of the early seventh century. Averil Cameron places her emphasis on the material and literary evidence for cultural change and offers a new and original challenge to traditional assumptions of 'decline and fall' and 'the end of antiquity'. The book draws on the recent spate of scholarship on this period to discuss in detail such controversial issues as the effectiveness of the late Roman army, the late antique city and the nature of economic exchange and cultural life. With its extensive annotation, it provides a lively and often critical introduction to earlier approaches to the period, from Edward Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire to the present day. No existing book in English provides so detailed or up-to-date an introduction to the history of both halves of the empire in this crucial period, or discusses existing views in such a challenging way. Averil Cameron is a leading specialist on late antiquity, having written about the period and taught it for many years. This book has much to say to historians of all periods. It will be particularly welcomed by teachers and students of both ancient and medieval history
Images of women in antiquity by Averil Cameron( Book )

58 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and Polish and held by 1,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The agenda and significance of women in antiquity has gained considerable attention in recent years. In this book diverse roles for and attitudes to women in ancient societies are explored: women as witches, as courtesans, as mothers, as priestesses, as nuns, as heiresses and typically as eranged. The shifting focus is variously economic, social, biological, religious and artistic. The studies cover a wide geographic and chronological range, from the ancient Hittite kingdom to the Byzantine Empires. This book has been brought thoroughly up to date with the addition of a new introduction an
The later Roman empire, AD 284-430 by Averil Cameron( Book )

46 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a hundred years of political turmoil, civil war, and invasion, the Roman Empire that Diocletian inherited in AD 284 desperately needed the radical restructuring he gave its government and defenses. His successor, Constantine, continued the revolution by adopting a vibrant new religion : Christianity. The fourth century is an era of wide cultural diversity, represented by figures as different as Julian the Apostate and St. Augustine. Averil Cameron provides a vivid narrative of its events and explores central questions about the economy, social structure, urban life, and cultural multiplicity of the extended empire. Examining the transformation of the Roman world into a Christian culture, she takes note of the competition between Christianity and Neoplatonism. And she paints a lively picture of the new imperial city of Constantinople
Arguing it Out : Discussion in Twelfth-Century Byzantium by Averil Cameron( )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The social and cultural history of Byzantium seems at first sight unsuited to the kind of thick description at which Natalie Zemon Davis excels. Yet recent scholarship that aims to locate Byzantine culture and society within new global and transnational approaches to history demands a more nuanced understanding. In these lectures she will explore the question of what kind of thick description can be provided. She will focus on the long twelfth century, a time of intense creativity as well as of rising tensions, and one for which literary approaches are currently a lively area in current scholarship. She will argue for their integration within a broader approach to Byzantine social and cultural history focusing on discourse, and drawing on the many kinds of dialogue texts (secular and religious) that were a key feature of Byzantine textual production"--Publisher's website
Byzantine matters by Averil Cameron( Book )

18 editions published between 2014 and 2019 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For many of us, Byzantium remains "byzantine"--Obscure, marginal, difficult. Despite the efforts of some recent historians, prejudices still deform popular and scholarly understanding of the Byzantine civilization, often reducing it to a poor relation of Rome and the rest of the classical world. In this book, renowned historian Averil Cameron presents an original and personal view of the challenges and questions facing historians of Byzantium today. The book explores five major themes, all subjects of controversy. "Absence" asks why Byzantium is routinely passed over, ignored, or relegated to a sphere of its own. "Empire" reinserts Byzantium into modern debates about empire, and discusses the nature of its system and its remarkable longevity. "Hellenism" confronts the question of the "Greekness" of Byzantium, and of the place of Byzantium in modern Greek consciousness. "The Realms of Gold" asks what lessons can be drawn from Byzantine visual art, and "The Very Model of Orthodoxy" challenges existing views of Byzantine Christianity. Throughout, the book addresses misconceptions about Byzantium, suggests why it is so important to integrate the civilization into wider histories, and lays out why Byzantium should be central to ongoing debates about the relationships between West and East, Christianity and Islam, Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy, and the ancient and medieval periods. The result is a forthright and compelling call to reconsider the place of Byzantium in Western history and imagination"--
Eloge de l'empereur Justin II by Flavius Cresconius Corippus( )

4 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrative poem, covering in great detail the accession of an emperor, the first week of his reign and (in part, for the poem breaks off before the end) his inauguration as consul ... a minute reportage of the ceremonial and the physical detail of these events. (from preface)
History as text : the writing of ancient history( Book )

21 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Procopius and the sixth century by Averil Cameron( Book )

18 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book discusses the historical value and sixth century context of the Greek historian Procopius of Caesarea
The Byzantines by Averil Cameron( Book )

31 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Byzantium occupies an uncertain place in European history. Though often misconstrued as a vanished successor to the classical world, Byzantium belongs in the mainstream history of Europe and the Mediterranean; its impact is still felt throughout the Balkans, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. This book introduces the reader to the complex history, ethnicity and identity of the Byzantine empire."--Jacket
The Cambridge ancient history( Book )

50 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The period described in Volume XIII of 'The Cambridge Ancient History' covers the years from Constantine's death to the reign of Theodosius II
The Cambridge ancient history. Empire and successors, A.D. 425-600 by Averil Cameron( Book )

44 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of 'The Cambridge Ancient History' embraces the wide range of approaches and scholarships which have in recent decades transformed our view of late antiquity
Agathias by Averil Cameron( Book )

17 editions published between 1970 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Procopius and the sixth century by Averil Cameron( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dialoguing in late antiquity by Averil Cameron( Book )

17 editions published in 2014 in German and English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Christians talked, debated, and wrote dialogues in late antiquity and on throughout Byzantium. Some were philosophical, others more literary, theological, or Platonic; Aristotle also came into the picture as time went on. Sometimes the written works claim to be records of actual public debates, and we know that many such debates did take place and continued to do so. 'Dialoguing in Late Antiquity' takes up a challenge laid down by recent scholars who argue that a wall of silence came down in the fifth century AD, after which Christians did not 'dialogue.' Averil Cameron now returns to questions raised in her book 'Christianity and the Rhetoric of Empire' (1991), drawing on the large repertoire of surviving Christian dialogue texts from late antiquity to make a forceful case for their centrality in Greek literature from the second century and the Second Sophistic onward. At the same time, 'Dialoguing in Late Antiquity' points forward to the long and neglected history of dialogue in Byzantium. Throughout this study, Cameron engages with current literary approaches and is a powerful advocate for the greater integration of Christian texts by literary scholars and historians alike"--
The Cambridge ancient history by Peter Garnsey( )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume covers the history of the Roman Empire from the accession of Septimius Severnus in AD 193 to the death of Constantine in AD337. This period was one of the most criticla in the historyof the Mediterranean world
The Mediterranean world in late antiquity, 395-700 AD by Averil Cameron( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This thoroughly revised and expanded edition of The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity, now covering the period 395-700 AD, provides both a detailed introduction to late antiquity and a direct challenge to conventional views of the end of the Roman empire. Leading scholar Averil Cameron focuses on the changes and continuities in Mediterranean society as a whole before the Arab conquests. Two new chapters survey the situation in the east after the death of Justinian and cover the Byzantine wars with Persia, religious developments in the eastern Mediterranean during the life of Muhammad, the reign of Heraclius, the Arab conquests and the establishment of the Umayyad caliphate. Using the latest in-depth archaeological evidence, this all-round historical and thematic study of the west and the eastern empire has become the standard work on the period. The new edition takes account of recent research on topics such as the barbarian 'invasions', periodization, and questions of decline or continuity, as well as the current interest in church councils, orthodoxy and heresy and the separation of the miaphysite church in the sixth-century east. It contains a new introductory survey of recent scholarship on the fourth century AD, and has a full bibliography and extensive notes with suggestions for further reading. The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity 395-700 AD continues to be the benchmark for publications on the history of Late Antiquity and is indispensable to anyone studying the period" -- Publisher description
Constantinople in the early eighth century : the Parastaseis syntomoi chronikai : introduction, translation, and commentary( Book )

19 editions published in 1984 in 6 languages and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Cambridge ancient history
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Alternative Names
Averil Cameron britische Althistorikerin und Byzantinistin

Averil Cameron Brits historica

Averil Cameron English academic and scholar

Averil Cameron historiadora británica

Averil Cameron storica e bizantinista britannica

Cameron, Averil M. 1940-

Cameron, Averil Millicent.

Cameron Averil Millicent 1940-...

Millicent Cameron, Averil

Millicent Cameron Averil 1940-...

إفريل كاميرون، 1940-