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Moorhead, John 1948-

Works: 35 works in 134 publications in 2 languages and 4,865 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Church history  Poetry  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Translator, Honoree
Classifications: DG507, B
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Most widely held works by John Moorhead
Theoderic in Italy by John Moorhead( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The career of Theoderic the Ostrogoth is one of the great success stories of antiquity. From being a ruler of a barbarian people wandering around the Balkans, he became king in Italy (493-526) and established one of the most powerful of the post-Roman states. Thanks to its ample documentation, the Italy of Theoderic allows detailed examination of a period on the frontiers of ancient and medieval, Roman and barbarian. Thanks to his success in attracting the attention of some of the major literary figures of the time, new light is cast on Boethius, Cassiodorus, and Ennodius when they are considered in the context of their connections with the government. Yet Theoderic's reign, so praised by contemporaries, ended amid tension and discord. In this study, Dr Moorhead considers whether the principles in accordance with which he governed entailed the impermanence of his achievement
The Roman Empire divided, 400-700 by John Moorhead( Book )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 400 the mighty Roman Empire was almost as large as it had ever been; within three centuries, advances by Germanic peoples in western Europe, Slavs in eastern Europe and Arabs around the eastern and southern shores of the Mediterranean had brought about the loss of most of its territory. Ranging from Britain to Mesopotamia, this book explores the changes that resulted from these movements. It shows the different paths away from the classical past that were taken, and how the relatively unified civilization of the ancient Mediterranean gave place to the very different civilizations that c
The deeds of Louis the Fat by Suger( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents the first English language translation of the deeds of a major figure in French history, King Louis the Fat (1108-1137), a text frequently cited in textbooks and monographs
Victor of Vita : history of the Vandal persecution by Victor( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Among the peoples who occupied the territories of the Roman Empire in the West in the fifth century, the Vandals are notorious for their persecution of the Catholic inhabitants of Africa. By far the fullest narrative of their doings prior to the time of Justinian is that provided by Victor of Vita, who in 484 wrote the greater part of the work here translated. But Victor does not merely provide an account of the activities of a persecuting people; his work is revelatory of the perspectives of an African Christianity which could look on the activities of the Vandals as merely one chapter in a long history of persecution."--Book cover
Gregory the Great by John Moorhead( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gregory's life culminated in his holding the office of pope (590 - 604). He is generally regarded as one of the outstanding figures in the long line of popes, and by the late ninth century had come to be known as "the Great". Along with Ambrose, Jerome, and Augustine, he played a critical role in the history of his time. During the middle ages his intellectual influence was second only to that of Augustine
Justinian by John Moorhead( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reign of Justinian (527--65) was a key phase in the transition from the Roman empire of classical times to the Byzantine empire of the Middle Ages. Justinian himself, born of peasant stock in a provincial backwater, was one of the greatest rulers yet, despite prodigious achievements, he remained an outsider in the sophisticated society of Constantinople. Here, John Moorhead reinterprets Justinian as man and monarch, together with his formidable empress, the ex-actress Theodora, and assesses the evidence from their time for the evolution of a distinctively medieval world
Ambrose : church and society in the late Roman world by John Moorhead( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here is an account - political, cultural and theological in its concerns - of the life and thought of St. Ambrose, bishop of Milan from 374 to 395." "John Moorhead sets Ambrose's life in its full historical and theological context; he discusses his relationships with the leading secular and religious figures of his day; and he explores the origins and impact of his thought." "Perhaps most valuably of all, he provides a meaningful introduction to Ambrose's writings - their occasion, character and concerns - for non-specialists, few of whom are likely to be familiar with them at first hand."--Jacket
The popes and the Church of Rome in late antiquity by John Moorhead( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popes and the Church of Rome in Late Antiquity places the history of the papacy in a broader context, by comparing Rome with other major sees to show how it differed from these, evaluating developments beyond Rome which created openings for the extension of papal authority. Closer to home, the book considers the ability of the Roman church to gain access to wealth, retain it in difficult times, and disburse it in ways that enhanced its authority.--Provided by publisher
Cathedral on the Clarence : the first hundred years by John Moorhead( Book )

2 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grafton, the first 125 civic years by John Moorhead( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dissertatio anatomica physiologica inauguralis de oculo humano by John Moorhead( Book )

1 edition published in 1816 in Latin and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The catholic episcopate in ostrogothic Italy by John Moorhead( )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Appeal by Mr & Mrs J Moorhead: land adjacent to 210 Main Street, Elderslie : [letter] by Great Britain( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The cabinet a comic opera in three acts by Thomas Dibdin( Book )

1 edition published in 1810 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Visible Light Sensor( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The work was primarily concerned with examination of optical systems for employment in the detection of faintly visible objects. The general problems of image quality, field of view, focal surface definition, throughput, optical form, out-of-field source rejection, and sensitivity to thermal and radiation effects of the environment are specific with solutions directed to minimize size and weight. The parameters that are summarized are for three candidate step and stare systems, that is to say, a system that searches the sky by serially examining contiguous areas of angular space, dwelling (staring) long enough at each site to effect detection and then moving into the next segment. A good design allows close approach to earth limb to assure overlap with current space track detection capability, and allows close approach to the sun to minimize blind regions of operational outage
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Alternative Names
John Moorhead Australian historian

Moorehead, John 1948-

Moorhead, J. 1948-

Moorhead, John Anthony 1948-

English (116)

Latin (1)

The deeds of Louis the FatGregory the GreatJustinianAmbrose : church and society in the late Roman world