WorldCat Identities

Williams, Stephen 1942-2004

Works: 6 works in 63 publications in 2 languages and 3,375 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Military history 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DF555, 949.5013
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Stephen Williams
The Rome that did not fall the survival of the East in the fifth century by Stephen Williams( )
12 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With this volume, the authors present a comprehensive narrative and analysis of the Roman Empire in the East, charting its remarkable growth and development which resulted in the distinct and enduring civilization of Byzantium
Diocletian and the Roman recovery by Stephen Williams( Book )
28 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theodosius : the empire at bay by Stephen Williams( Book )
20 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Emperor Theodosius was the last Roman emperor to rule a unified empire of East and West, and his reign represents a turning point in the policies and fortunes of the Late Roman Empire. In this biography, Stephen Williams and Gerry Friell bring together literary, archaeological and numismatic evidence concerning this Roman emperor, studying his military and political struggles, which he fought heroically but ultimately in vain. Summoned from retirement to the throne after the disastrous Roman defeat by the Goths at Adrianople, Theodosius was called on to rebuild the armies and put the shattered state back together. He instituted a new policy towards the barbarians, in which diplomacy played a larger role than military might, at a time of increasing frontier dangers and acute manpower shortage. He was also the founder of the established Apostolic Catholic Church. Unlike other Christian emperors, he suppressed both heresy and paganism and enforced orthodoxy by law. The path was a diffucult one, but Theodosius (and his successor, Stilicho) had little choice. This new study convincingly demonstrates how a series of political misfortunes led to the separation of the Eastern and Western empires which meant that the overlordship of Rome in Europe dwindled into mere ceremonial. The authors examine the emperor and his character and the state of the Roman empire, putting his reign in the context of the troubled times. --From publisher's description
A balloon waiting to be burst? : pseudomanagement training by Stephen Williams( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theodosius, the Emperor at Bay by Stephen Williams( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Handing on our history ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The film introduces English Heritage, and its work in relation to the preservation, maintenance and restoration of the historic buildings in Great Britain
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Audience level: 0.53 (from 0.47 for Handing on ... to 0.56 for Theodosius ...)
English (60)
French (2)