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Cameron, Averil

Works: 219 works in 805 publications in 6 languages and 17,983 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Biography  Pictorial works  Conference proceedings  Church history 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Interviewee, Other, Author of introduction, Dedicatee
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 2,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Cambridge ancient history by Stanley Arthur Cook ( Book )
32 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 2,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vols 1-6, edited by J B Bury, S A Cook and F E Adcock; v 7-11, by S A Cook, F E Adcock, and M P Charlesworth; v 12, by S A Cook, F E Adcock, M P Charlesworth and N H Banes Accompanied by Plates, v 1-5, prepared by C T Seltman Descriptive letterpress on versos facing the plates v 1 called 2d ed published 1924 1 Egypt and Babylonia to 1580 B C --2 The Egyptian and Hittite empires to c 1000 B C --3 The Assyrian empire --4 The Persian empire and the West --5 Athens, 478-401 B C --6 Macedon, 401-301 B C --7 The Hellenistic monarchies and the rise of Rome --8 Rome and the Mediterranean, 218-133 B C --9 The Roman republic, 133-44 B C --10 The Augustan empire, 44 B C -70 A D --11 The imperial peace, 70-192 A D --12 The imperial crisis and recovery, 193-324 A D
The Mediterranean world in late antiquity, AD 395-600 by Averil Cameron ( Book )
33 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,649 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
Life of Constantine by Eusebius ( )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 1,267 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
Images of women in antiquity by Averil Cameron ( Book )
39 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 1,227 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 )
21 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,084 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
Procopius and the sixth century by Averil Cameron ( Book )
32 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In laudem Iustini Augusti minoris by Flavius Cresconius Corippus ( )
15 editions published between 1970 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History as text : the writing of ancient history ( Book )
15 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Byzantines by Averil Cameron ( Book )
19 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 462 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
Agathias by Averil Cameron ( Book )
13 editions published in 1970 in 4 languages and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Byzantine and early Islamic Near East by Workshop on Late antiquity and Early Islam ( Book )
23 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and Multiple languages and held by 302 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 )
15 editions published in 1984 in 4 languages and held by 290 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 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fifty years of prosopography : the later Roman Empire, Byzantium and beyond by Averil Cameron ( Book )
8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Byzantine matters by Averil Cameron ( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 252 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 Cambridge ancient history ( Book )
25 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With Volume 13, the new edition of The Cambridge Ancient History moves into fresh territory. Volume 13 covers the years A.D. 337-425, from the death of Constantine to the reign of Theodosius II
The Mediterranean world in late antiquity, 395-700 AD by Averil Cameron ( Book )
8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Changing cultures in early Byzantium by Averil Cameron ( Book )
11 editions published in 1996 in 3 languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Greek renaissance in the Roman Empire : papers from the Tenth British Museum Classical Colloquium by British Museum Classical Colloquium ( Book )
14 editions published in 1989 in 3 languages and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Cameron, Averil M. 1940-
Cameron, Averil Millicent.
Cameron Averil Millicent 1940-...