Byzantine matters (review)
Cameron, Averil, Byzantine empire -- history, Byzantine matters (book), Byzantine empire -- historiography
Averil Cameron offered colleagues and students alike a synthetic introduction to the history and culture of Byzantium in The Byzantines (Oxford: Blackwell, 2006). This book is something different: a series of reflections on the current state of scholarship on Byzantium that are both erudite and accessible. To describe it as slender or brief (only 115 pages of text) is to belie the breadth of learning it encompasses and the dense mass of scholarly argument it penetrates. It is that rare gem, a profoundly learned book that may be read by the interested amateur in an evening.
Garstad, Benjamin, review of Byzantine matters by Averil Cameron. Princeton & Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2014. The Sixteenth Century Journal 46 (2015) 522-3.
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