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Cameron, Averil

Works: 249 works in 1,245 publications in 10 languages and 20,764 library holdings
Genres: History  Reference works  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Interviewee, Other, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Honoree
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Most widely held works by Averil Cameron
The Cambridge Ancient History by I. E. S Edwards( Book )

28 editions published between 1970 and 2000 in English and held by 1,950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an account of what is known about the remotest geological ages, comprising chapters on the different kinds of evidence concerning man and his physical environment
Images of women in antiquity by Averil Cameron( Book )

53 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and Polish and held by 1,249 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 )

50 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,241 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
The Mediterranean world in late antiquity, AD 395-600 by Averil Cameron( Book )

54 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 975 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
Procopius and the sixth century by Averil Cameron( Book )

42 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This latest work from Professor Cameron provides a new evaluation of the works of Procopius which will be central to any future history of the sixth century
Christianity and the rhetoric of empire : the development of Christian discourse by Averil Cameron( Book )

23 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 775 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
History as text : the writing of ancient history( Book )

19 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life of Constantine by Eusebius( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 545 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
Agathias by Averil Cameron( Book )

17 editions published between 1970 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Byzantine matters by Averil Cameron( Book )

14 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 372 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"-
The Byzantine and early Islamic Near East by Workshop on Late Antiquity and Early Islam( Book )

29 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume series presents a collection of critical analyses of the structure, historical development, and composition of the elite strata of late Roman, Byzantine, and early Islamic societies in the eastern Mediterranean basin. Elite culture and elite strata in societies leave an unmistakable record in the literature and in the visual and material culture of the world. The contributors to this series set out to analyze aspects of these phenomena in the late ancient and early medieval eastern Mediterranean world. Culture change, economic foundations, political roles and function, social composition, and background and origins of old and new elites are the focus of the contributions by scholars who deal with the fate of the later Roman elite and its successors. The ways in which elites perceived themselves and how they created, maintained, and enhanced their identity, and the ways in which others both within and outside of their own society and culture saw them are important! themes. The structure of new Byzantine elites and the role of late Roman and Byzantine provincial elite society, the development of new elites in early Islamic society, the role played by pre-state elites and their fluctuating identities in the context of clan and tribal social organizations are all treated
Constantinople in the early eighth century : the Parastaseis syntomoi chronikai : introduction, translation, and commentary( Book )

18 editions published in 1984 in 4 languages and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge ancient history( Book )

46 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 303 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 )

29 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty years of prosopography : the later Roman Empire, Byzantium and beyond by Averil Cameron( Book )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examining the effect of new technology on the science of prosopography, this academic text also discusses the role of the British Academy and parallel European institutions in developing prosopographical research on the Later Roman Empire, Byzantine Anglo-Saxon and other time periods
Eloge de l'empereur Justin II by Flavius Cresconius Corippus( Book )

21 editions published between 1970 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the wars, Secret history, and Buildings by Procopius( Book )

7 editions published between 1957 and 1967 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mediterranean world in late antiquity, 395-700 AD by Averil Cameron( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 253 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 indispensible to anyone studying the period" -- Publisher description
The Cambridge ancient history by Stanley Arthur Cook( Book )

35 editions published between 1939 and 2012 in English and held by 204 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
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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

Cameron, Averil M. 1940-

Cameron, Averil Millicent.

Cameron Averil Millicent 1940-...

Millicent Cameron, Averil

Millicent Cameron Averil 1940-...


Images of women in antiquityThe later Roman empire, AD 284-430The Mediterranean world in late antiquity, AD 395-600Procopius and the sixth centuryChristianity and the rhetoric of empire : the development of Christian discourseLife of ConstantineThe Byzantine and early Islamic Near EastThe Cambridge ancient history