Averil Cameron, an authority on later Roman and early Byzantine history and culture, captures the vigor and variety of the fourth century, doing full justice to the . The Later Roman Empire has ratings and 13 reviews. Jan-Maat said: Survey history of the later Roman Empire from Diocletian down to roughly the end of. The Later Roman Empire by Averil Cameron, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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The Later Roman Empire, A. This framework of interpretation paves the way for C.

Marked by the cameorn of power from Rome to Constantinople and the Christianization of the Empire, this pivotal era requires a narrative and interpretative history of its own. Contents the thirdcentury background i. It is not difficult to predict that MWLA will soon be required in the great majority of advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate courses in late antique history, paired for now with LRE and perhaps eventually with the volume projected in the Methuen series and presumably still planned on the Roman empire from AD to Liebeschuetz’s fhe that the Goths he led were an army on the march rather than a tribe in search of land.

Roberto rated it it was amazing Nov 03, After this chapter the political history of the west receives no further systematic attention. Miller rated it liked it Aug 17, Cameron’s history of the “end” of the Roman Empire is, for me, a case of too many topics squeezed and pounded into her pages.

On the whole it is a good little book on the period. Religious, political, military and economic issues dominate. Like other volumes in the series, LRE does not offer a continuous political and military narrative — for this C.

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Whatever one thinks of this view, or of C. Like Hornblower’s history, MWLA features endnotes with extensive references as well as chapter by chapter bibliographies. Not everyone will agree with its eempire, its tone, or its interpretations, but this is precisely why it is a valuable contribution to the field.


Viewing the third century as an age of development rather than as an age of crisis paves the way for C.

Oct 04, Lauren Albert rated it really liked it Shelves: Much of this is provisional and controversial, as C. She rejects all approaches tied to theories of decline Gibbon, Marx, and Rostovtzeff are explicitly namedendorses the work of Peter Brown in religious and cultural history, and calls for its extension into administrative and social history, with archaeological evidence and approaches not found in Jones p.

I believe it fits that description very well.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Other books in this series. No trivia or quizzes yet. Late Roman Economy and Society. But at the same time her preoccupations become, by design, more eastern, that is to say more Byzantine, as the book progresses, especially after Chapter 2, cakeron analyzes the “fall” of the west and briefly surveys the barbarian successor kingdoms. The author’s eastern focus is evident from the choice of maps, which include an outline of the Diocletianic dioceses and provinces, plans of Rome and Constantinople, and a map of the cities of the eastern empire, but no map of the cities of the west.

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Not surprisingly Goths attract substantial attention. Whatever the actual causes of urban change, which are still under debate and must have epire widely by region and period, C. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of As elsewhere, however, C. She makes claims contrary to those made by such luminaries as Peter Brown, without so much as a feint at real argumentation. Where available, English translations of those texts catalogued are identified.

Because the sourcebook of Lewis and Reinhold is so widely cited, I would have referred to the third edition of rather than the revised edition of p. Be the first to ask a question about The Later Roman Empire. Our recent titles are available via Edelweiss.


As it is, C. Return to Book Page. By romzn literary, camern, and archaeological evidence. Survey ccameron of the later Roman Empire from Diocletian down to roughly the end of Roman political authority in the west.

Here as elsewhere she minimizes the impact that imperial legislation had on actual practice. Because it was written as a starting point for students p. And she paints a lively picture of the new imperial city of Constantinople.

Contains good, if now slightly dated guide to further reading.

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Nongingercat rated it really liked it Nov 23, She points out that many of the problems lster thought to define the “crisis” of the third century heavy pressure on the frontiers, high levels of political instability, sharp debasement of the silver coinage had their beginnings as early as the reign of Marcus Aurelius pp. The endnotes and chapter bibliographies are accurate and up to date, with a wide range of references not only for students but also for their teachers, especially to recent archaeological material.

They also married at the same ages as non-Christians and had families of the same size p. After a hundred years of political turmoil, civil war, and invasion, the Roman Empire that Diocletian inherited in AD desperately needed the radical restructuring he gave its government and defenses.

As Cameron insightfully observes: Following Ammianus in narrative and analysis, it focuses on empird character flaws and errors of political judgment that, as C.

At the same time, however, the assumption by some, especially but not exclusively church historians, of a parallel increase in the church’s “spiritual” influence has come into question. Open Preview See a Problem? His successor, Constantine, continued the revolution by adopting–for himself and the Empire–a vibrant new religion:

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