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By: AVERIL CAMERON
Publisher: University of California Press: December 1994
Seller ID: 20080207134110
Binding: Paper Back
By: Averil Cameron
Publisher: Princeton University Press: April 2014
Seller ID: 111953
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 rele...