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Heather, P. J. (Peter J.)

Works: 38 works in 304 publications in 7 languages and 9,668 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Historical television programs  Biographical television programs 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Editor, Author of introduction, Writer of accompanying material, Other, Translator
Classifications: DG311, 937.09
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Publications about P. J Heather
Publications by P. J Heather
Most widely held works by P. J Heather
The fall of the Roman Empire : a new history of Rome and the Barbarians by P. J Heather( Book )
72 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,748 libraries worldwide
"The death of the Roman Empire is one of the perennial mysteries of world history. Now, in this groundbreaking book, Peter Heather proposes a stunning new solution: Rome generated its own nemesis. Centuries of imperialism turned the neighbors it called barbarians into an enemy capable of dismantling the Empire that had dominated their lives for so long." "In The Fall of the Roman Empire, he explores the extraordinary success story that was the Roman Empire and uses a new understanding of its continued strength and enduring limitations to show how Europe's barbarians, transformed by centuries of contact with Rome on every possible level, eventually pulled it apart." "Peter Heather convincingly argues that the Roman Empire was not on the brink of social or moral collapse. What brought it to an end were the barbarians."--Jacket
Empires and barbarians : the fall of Rome and the birth of Europe by P. J Heather( Book )
39 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,285 libraries worldwide
"At the start of the first millennium AD, southern and western Europe formed part of the Mediterranean-based Roman Empire, the largest state western Eurasia has ever known, and was set firmly on a trajectory towards towns, writing, mosaics, and central heating. Central, northern and eastern Europe was home to subsistence farmers, living in wooden houses with mud floors, whose largest political units weighed in at no more than a few thousand people. By the year 1000, Mediterranean domination of the European landscape had been destroyed. Instead of one huge Empire facing loosely organized subsistence farmers, Europe - from the Atlantic almost to the Urals - was home to an interacting commonwealth of Christian states, many of which are still with us today. This book tells the story of the transformations which changed western Eurasia forever: of the birth of Europe itself"--Provided by publisher
Goths and Romans, 332-489 by P. J Heather( Book )
27 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 686 libraries worldwide
This book examines the collision of Goths and Romans in the fourth and fifth centuries. In these years Gothic tribes played a major role in the destruction of the western half of the Roman Empire, moving the length of Europe from what is now the USSR to establish successor states to the Roman Empire in southern France and Spain (the Visigoths) and in Italy (the Ostrogoths). Our understanding of the Goths in this "Migration Period" has been based upon the Gothic historian Jordanes, whose mid-sixth-century Getica suggests that the Visigoths and Ostrogoths entered the Empire already established as coherent groups and simply conquered new territories. Using more contemporary sources, Peter Heather is able to show that, on the contrary, Visigoths and Ostrogoths were new and unprecedentedly large social groupings, and that many Gothic societies failed even to survive the upheavals of the Migration Period. Dr Heather's scholarly study explores the complicated interactions with Roman power which both prompted the creation of the Visigoths and Ostrogoths around newly emergent dynasties and helped bring about the fall of the Roman Empire
The Huns by E. A Thompson( Book )
20 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 636 libraries worldwide
Appendices include a note on "The songs of the Huns."
The restoration of Rome : barbarian popes and imperial pretenders by P. J Heather( Book )
22 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 634 libraries worldwide
"In 476 AD, the last of Rome's emperors, known as "Augustulus" was deposed by a barbarian general, the son of one of Attila the Hun's henchmen. With the imperial vestments dispatched to Constantinople, the curtain fell on the Roman empire in Western Europe, its territories divided among successor kingdoms constructed around barbarian military manpower. But, if the Roman Empire was dead, Romans across the old empire still lived, holding on to their lands, the values of their civilization, and their institutions. The conquering barbarians, witnessing the continuing psychological dominance of Rome, were ready to reignite the imperial flame and enjoy the benefits of its civilization. As Peter Heather shows in dazzling biographical portraits, each of the three greatest contenders--Theoderic, Justinian, and Charlemagne--operated with a different power base but was astonishingly successful in his own way. Though each in turn managed to put back together enough of the old Roman West to stake a plausible claim tothe Western imperial title, none of their empires long outlived their founders' deaths. Not until the reinvention of the papacy in the eleventh century would Europe's barbarians find the means to establish a new Roman Empire, one that has lasted a thousand years"--
The Goths in the fourth century by P. J Heather( Book )
19 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and Gothic and held by 399 libraries worldwide
Osteuropa/Balkan - Donauraum - Epigraphik - Altertumswissenschaften - Bein - Keramik/Ton
The visigoths from the migration period to the seventh century : an ethnographic perspective by Conference on studies in historical archaeoethnology( Book )
15 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 318 libraries worldwide
"Between 376 and 476 the Roman Empire in western Europe was dismantled by aggressive outsiders, 'barbarians' as the Romans labelled them. Chief among these were the Visigoths. The Visigoths were actually a new force constructed out of a number of previously separate Gothic and other groups in the period c. 376-410, who were initially settled by the Roman state as autonomous subordinates in a corner of south-western France in 418." "The studies comprising this volume cover most of the important questions thrown up by the history of the Visigoths and of the kingdom they generated. Between them, these different studies also adopt a wide variety of approaches, encompassing and discussing most of the major types of source material - both literary and archaeological - currently available for reconstructing Visigothic history."--Jacket
Politics, philosophy, and empire in the fourth century : select orations of Themistius by Themistius( Book )
15 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 239 libraries worldwide
Around the year 350, a young orator and philosopher called Themistius delivered a speech to the Emperor Constantius II in Ancyra (modern Ankara). Themistius found great favour with the Emperor, who catapulted him into the Constantinople Senate in 355. He was similarly favoured by subsequent emperors ? Jovian (363?64), Valens (364?78) and Theodosius (379?95). This volume presents translations of a selection of the speeches of Themistius, grouped into chapters that deal either with a key period in the evolution of his career or with a sequence of events of particular historical significance
I, Caesar the rise and fall of the Roman Empire ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 216 libraries worldwide
The public and private lives of six key men who ruled the Roman Empire: Julius Caesar; Augustus; Nero; Hadrian; Constantine; and Justinian. Includes unequaled location footage; unseen images; and careful re-enactments bringing the series to life
The rise and fall of the classical world : 2500 B.C. - 600 A.D. ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of European politics, culture and society from prehistory. The first book covers the earliest civilization in Minoa in Crete to the fragmentation of the Roman Empire
Die Wiedergeburt Roms Päpste, Herrscher und die Welt des Mittelalters by P. J Heather( Book )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in German and held by 63 libraries worldwide
A new history by P. J Heather( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Peter Heather presents a history of one of the greatest and most epic mysteries - the strange death of the Roman Empire. Originally published: London: Macmillan, 2005
The barbarian invasions of the Roman Empire by Thomas Hodgkin( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
La restauración de Roma : bárbaros, papas y pretendientes al trono by P. J Heather( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Holy bible : new revised standard version with the apocrypha dark green imitation leather, gift & by P. J Heather( Book )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
I Goti : dal Baltico al Mediterraneo la storia dei barbari che sconfissero Roma by P. J Heather( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in Italian and held by 5 libraries worldwide
The Goths and the Balkans A.D. 350-500 by P. J Heather( Book )
5 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and German and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Hunlar by E. A Thompson( Book )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in Turkish and held by 4 libraries worldwide
La restauración de Roma : Bárbaros, papas y pretendientes al trono by Silvia Furió( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Peter Heather, autor de esas dos obras maestras que son La caída del Imperio Romano y Emperadores y bárbaros, nos cuenta ahora lo que sucedió después, a partir de la caída del Imperio de Occidente en el año 476, en un mundo en que, pese a la desaparición del estado romano, la vieja civilización persistía en muchas partes sin grandes cambios. Hubo en los siglos siguientes tres grandes intentos de restaurar el Imperio, protagonizados por Teodorico, Justiniano y Carlomagno. Cada uno de ellos consiguió restablecer el viejo poder en un grado suficiente como para proclamarse legítimo heredero del título imperial, pero ninguno logró afianzar una estructura capaz de perdurar, como lo había hecho el viejo Imperio. Hasta que, a partir de la reinvención del Papado en el siglo XI, gentes nuevas, de sangre bárbara, utilizaron las herramientas imperiales romanas para crear una nueva estructura, el Imperio papal, "mucho más poderoso y opresivo que el que los primeros romanos administraron", que ha seguido en activo desde hace mil años
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Хизер, Питер
히더, 피터
English (198)
German (17)
Italian (13)
Spanish (12)
Polish (10)
Turkish (3)
Gothic (1)
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