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The Later Roman Empire Free download ñ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Marked by the shift of power from Rome to Constantinople and the Christianization of the Empire this pivotal era reuires a narrative and interpretative history of its own Averil Cameron an authority on later Roman and early Byzantine history and cultuMultiplicity 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 By combining literary artistic and archaeological evidence Cameron has produced an exciting record of social change The Later Roman Empire is a compelling guide for anyone interested in the cultural development of late antiuity. This is a thorough yet easy to read overview of the period

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Marked by the shift of power from Rome to Constantinople and the Christianization of the Empire this pivotal era reuires a narrative and interpretative history of its own 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 enormous explosion of recent scholarshipAfter a hundred years of political turmoil civil war and invasion the Roman Empire that Diocletian inherited in. Cameron's history of the end of the Roman Empire is for me a case of too many topics sueezed and pounded into her 200 pages The time hopping also disoriented me although chronological history is by no means the only or even the preferred method of discussion Nonetheless parts of her slim volume were most interesting for instance her entire chapter on the sources for the later period of the empire and deserved than the two stars I gave the book in its entirety

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The Later Roman EmpireAD 284 desperately needed the radical restructuring he gave its government and defenses His successor Constantine continued the revolution by adopting for himself and the Empire 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 Cameron provides a vivid narrative of its events and explores central uestions about the economy social structure urban life and cultural. I read this after finishing the 45 first chapters of Gibbon's massive work on the decline of the Roman Empire As it's centered on the 4th century AD I was expecting a moderner and detailed explanation of this periodWhile I did like the structure first the major Emperors then some major themes economic culture military cities I was really disappointed by the content I think that if you read this book without knowing anything about the 4th century Roman empire it'll give you a headache because it mentions names or places without context or chronological structureIf you read it with some background it doesn't bring much info and read as a messy collection of ideas