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Averil Cameron

Other affiliations: King's College London
Bio: Averil Cameron is an academic researcher from University of Oxford. The author has contributed to research in topics: Late Antiquity & Empire. The author has an hindex of 28, co-authored 97 publications receiving 3030 citations. Previous affiliations of Averil Cameron include King's College London.


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01 Jan 1991
TL;DR: Averil Cameron as discussed by the authors investigates the development of Christian discourse over the first to sixth centuries A.D., investigating the discourse's essential characteristics, its effects on existing forms of communication, and its eventual preeminence.
Abstract: Many reasons can be given for the rise of Christianity in late antiquity and its flourishing in the medieval world. In asking how Christianity succeeded in becoming the dominant ideology in the unpromising circumstances of the Roman Empire, Averil Cameron turns to the development of Christian discourse over the first to sixth centuries A.D., investigating the discourse's essential characteristics, its effects on existing forms of communication, and its eventual preeminence. Scholars of late antiquity and general readers interested in this crucial historical period will be intrigued by her exploration of these influential changes in modes of communication. The emphasis that Christians placed on languagewriting, talking, and preachingmade 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."

342 citations

Book
01 Jan 1985
TL;DR: Cameron as mentioned in this paper emphasises the essential unity of Procopius' three works and, starting from the'minor' ones, demonstrates their intimate connection with the Wars, and proposes a new evaluation of Pro copius which will be central to any future history of the 6th century.
Abstract: Originally published by Duckworth and the University of California Press, Procopius is now available for the first time in paperback. Professor Cameron emphasises the essential unity of Procopius' three works and, starting from the 'minor' ones, demonstrates their intimate connection with the Wars. Procopius' writings are seen to comprise a subtle whole; only if they are understood in this way can their historical value be properly appreciated. The result is a new evaluation of Procopius which will be central to any future history of the sixth century.

180 citations

Book
01 Nov 1993
TL;DR: In this paper, Padel et al. discuss the role of women in the early Middle Ages of Greece and present a model for possession of women by Greek Daemons, which is based on the Atossa women of ancient Persia.
Abstract: List of Figures List of Plates Introduction Part One: Perceiving Women 1. Women: Model for Possession by Greek Daemons Ruth Padel, London 2. Exit Atossa: Images of Women in Greek Historiography on Persia Heleen Sancisi-Weerdenburg, Groningen 3. Women and Witchcraft in Ancient Assyria Sue Rollin, London Part Two: Women and Power 4. Influentional Women Mary R. Lefkowitz, Wellesley 5. The God's Wife of Amum in the 18th Dynasty in Egypt Gay Robins, Cambridge Part Three: Women and Home 6. Women and Housing in Classical Greece: the Archaeological Evidence Susan Walker, London 7. Women on Athenian Vases: Problems of Interpretation Dyfri WIlliams, London Part Four: The Biology of Women 8. Bound to Bleed: Artemis and Greek Women Helen King, London 9. Hitite Birth Rituals Jackie Pringle, London Part Five: Discovering Women 10. Celtic Women in the Early Middle Ages Wendy Davies, London 11. In search of Byzantine Women: Three Avenues of Approach Judith Herrin, London Part 6: The Economic Role of Women 12. Bridewealth and Dowry in Nuzy Katarzyna Grosz, Copenhagen 13. Infanticide in Hellenistic Greece Sarah B. Pomeroy, New York 14. Women and Wealth Riet van Bremen, London Part Seven: Women in Religion and Cult 15. Godesses, Women and Jezebel Peter R. Ackroyd, London 16. The Naditu Women of Sippar Ulla Jeyes, London and Copenhagen 18. Women in Early Syrian Christianity Susan Ashbrook Harvey, Greensboro, North Carolina Abbreviations Appendices, addenda and corrigenda Bibliography Index of Proper Names Subject Index

170 citations

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01 Jan 1969

169 citations

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TL;DR: A la fin du VI s. the Vierge Marie prend a place dominante dans la vie religieuse de Constantinople and devient le symbole parfaitement adapte de la foi en une union totale de corps et d'esprit, l'ultime garantie possible de securite et de protection.
Abstract: A la fin du VI s. la Vierge Marie prend une place dominante dans la vie religieuse de Constantinople. C'est comme mediatrice, a une epoque ou l'on ressent plus que jamais le besoin d'une puissante intercession que la Vierge est honoree. Quand la societe cherche a se reintegrer, la Vierge Marie, a travers l'idee de mediation, devient le symbole parfaitement adapte de la foi en une union totale de corps et d'esprit, l'ultime garantie possible de securite et de protection.

157 citations


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612 citations

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04 Feb 2010
TL;DR: The first volume, highly acclaimed on publication, was quickly reprinted in spite of an ambitious first print-run of 1000 copies as discussed by the authors, and the layout was improved and the footnotes appeared at the foot of each page and chapter numbers were placed in the margins.
Abstract: Few books of scholarship have held up so well to public attention over the last two hundred years. At a time when the materials for this history were scant, a mind as great as Gibbon's was able to absorb everything known on the subject and dominate it with his historical erudition and inimitable literary style. The first volume, highly acclaimed on publication, was quickly reprinted in spite of an ambitious first print-run of 1000 copies. Careless proofreading meant numerous errors had to be rectified in later editions. It was not until the third edition, reprinted here, that the layout was improved and the footnotes appeared at the foot of each page and chapter numbers were placed in the margins.

418 citations

Book
01 Jan 1982

296 citations

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30 Jan 2009

287 citations

Book
01 Jan 1970

280 citations