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Van Dam, Raymond

Overview
Works: 29 works in 190 publications in 4 languages and 7,859 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Legends  Church history  Sources 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Opponent
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Most widely held works by Raymond Van Dam
Saints and their miracles in late antique Gaul by Raymond Van Dam( )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 1,932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saints' cults, with their focus on miraculous healings and pilgrimages, were not only a distinctive feature of Christian religion in fifth-and sixth-century Gaul but also a vital force in political and social life. Here Raymond Van Dam uses accounts of miracles performed by SS. Martin, Julian, and Hilary to provide a vivid and comprehensive depiction of some of the most influential saints' cults. Viewed within the context of ongoing tensions between paganism and Christianity and between Frankish kings and bishops, these cults tell much about the struggle for authority, the forming of commun
Leadership and community in late antique Gaul by Raymond Van Dam( )

20 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 1,652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roman revolution of Constantine by Raymond Van Dam( Book )

28 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The reign of the emperor Constantine (306-337) was as revolutionary for the transformation of Rome's Mediterranean empire as that of Augustus, the first emperor three centuries earlier. The abandonment of Rome signaled the increasing importance of frontier zones in northern and central Europe and the Middle East. The foundation of Constantinople as a new imperial residence and the rise of Greek as the language of administration previewed the establishment of a separate eastern Roman empire. Constantine's patronage of Christianity required both a new theology of the Christian Trinity and a new political image of a Christian emperor. Raymond Van Dam explores and interprets each of these events
Becoming Christian : the conversion of Roman Cappadocia by Raymond Van Dam( )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raymond Van Dam investigates the transformation of Cappadocia, a Roman province in central Asia Minor, into a Christian society. Through vivid accounts of Cappadocians as preachers, theologians, and historians, Becoming Christian highlights the disruptive social and cultural consequences of the formation of new orthodoxies in theology, history, language, and personal identity in the ancient world
Glory of the martyrs by Gregory( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and Latin and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a series of anecdotes about the lives and cults of Christians who suffered and usually died for their beliefs. These anecdotes provide important historical evidence, first, for the ways bishops and their congregations manipulated traditions about the development of the early Church, and second, for the contemporary functions and meanings of the cults of saints during the sixth century. The spontaneity and literary modesty of many of the anecdotes make them especially valuable for modern historians intent upon understanding the early Frankish Church. In addition to the translation, this volume includes an introduction and commentary. The introduction summarizes essential information about the chronology, composition and purposes of the "Glory of the Martyrs", and also discusses other relevant topics, such as the role of these anecdotes in the celebration of the liturgy and the contrast between 'rusticity' and correct behaviours and belief. The commentary provides only basic identifications, dates, background and references to other secondary scholarly literature
Glory of the confessors by Gregory( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a series of anecdotes about the lives and cults of Christians who witnessed to their faith through their exemplary lives. These anecdotes provide important historical evident, first, for the ways bishops and their congregations manipulated traditions about the development of the early Church, and second, for the contemporary functions and meanings of the cults of saints during the sixth century. The spontaneity and literary modesty of many of the anecdotes make them especially valuable for modern historians intent upon understanding the early Frankish Church. In addition to the translation, this volume includes an introduction and commentary. The introduction summarizes essential information about the chronology, composition and purposes of the "Glory of the Confessors", and also discusses other relevant topics, such as the role of these anecdotes in the celebration of the liturgy and the contrast between 'rusticity' and correct behaviour and beliefs. The commentary provides only basic identifications, dates, background and references to other secondary scholarly literature
Kingdom of snow : Roman rule and Greek culture in Cappadocia by Raymond Van Dam( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remembering Constantine at the Milvian Bridge by Raymond Van Dam( Book )

19 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Constantine was the first Christian emperor in the Roman empire. Before his victory in 312 at the battle of the Milvian Bridge outside Rome, he claimed to have seen a vision of a cross in the sky. The book analyzes the legends about the battle and the vision, from the later Roman empire to the later medieval period. By rehabilitating the significance of Maxentius, the losing emperor, this book also emphasizes the competing ideas at stake about Roman emperorship, the contours of the empire, and the place of Rome."
Families and friends in late Roman Cappadocia by Raymond Van Dam( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Recent research on Roman families and friendships has been revitalized through the use of comparative demography. Roman law, and gender studies, and the enxtensive writings of the Cappadocian Fathers offer a rare opportunity for a close investigation of two provincial families side by side. By examining their relationships as sons, brothers, uncles and mutual friends, this book combines Patristic studies and ecclesiastical history with cultural studies and the history of the family." [Book jacket]
Rome and Constantinople : rewriting Roman history during late antiquity by Raymond Van Dam( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracing the arc of empire from the Rome of Augustus to Justinian's Constantinople, Raymond Van Dam shows how the changing political structures, ideologies, and historical narratives of Old and New Rome always remained rooted in the bedrock of the ancient Mediterranean's economic and demographic realities. The transformations in the Late Roman Empire, brought about by the rise of the military and the church, required a rewriting of the master narrative of history and signaled changes in economic systems. Just as Old Rome had provided a stage set for the performance of Republican emperorship, New Rome was configured for the celebration of Christian rule. As it came to pass, a city with too much history was outshone by a city with no history. Provided with the urban amenities and an imagined history appropriate to its elevated status, Constantinople could thus resonate as the new imperial capital, while Rome, on the other hand, was reinvented as the papal city. --From publisher's description
Leadership and Community in Late Antique Gaul by Raymond Van Dam( )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Late oudheid : transformatie van het Romeinse Rijk( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Dutch and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leadership and community in late antique Gaul by Raymond Van Dam( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gregory of Tours : glory of the martyrs by Gregory( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physiological responses of king penguins during simulated diving to 136 m depth by P. J PONGANIS( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heretics, Bandits and Bishops : Studies in the Religion and Society of Late Roman Gaul and Spain by Raymond Van Dam( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gregory of Tours : glory of the confessors by Gregory( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art and early church history( Recording )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program 355 (29 min.): Nelson discusses then-contemporary audience response to late Byzantine art. Van Dam discusses the importance of the Cappadocian Fathers in early church history. Program 356 (29 min.): Marcus is at work on a history of modern Ethiopia. Butler directs the program in Afro-American studies at Smith College
Inbreng van informeel kapitaal in de kapitaalsbelasting by Raymond Van Dam( )

2 editions published in 1993 in Dutch and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Contribution of hidden capital and its treatment for purposes of the company's capital tax. Case law of the Netherlands and the EC Court of Justice
 
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Saints and their miracles in late antique Gaul
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Leadership and community in late antique GaulThe Roman revolution of ConstantineBecoming Christian : the conversion of Roman CappadociaGlory of the martyrsGlory of the confessorsKingdom of snow : Roman rule and Greek culture in CappadociaRemembering Constantine at the Milvian BridgeFamilies and friends in late Roman Cappadocia
Alternative Names
Dam, Raymond van.

Dam Raymond Van 1949-....

Van Dam, R.

Van Dam, Ray 1949-

Van Dam, Raymond 1949-

VanDam, Raymond 1949-

Languages
English (174)

Dutch (3)

Italian (2)

Latin (1)