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              Christendom: The Triumph of a Religion
                

              Christendom: The Triumph of a Religion (Hardback)

              By Heather, Peter

              • RRP: $75.00
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              • Pub Date
                26 May 22

              In the 4th century AD, a new faith exploded out of Palestine. Overwhelming the paganism of Rome, and converting the Emperor Constantine in the process, it resoundingly defeated a host of other rivals. Almost a thousand years later, all of Europe was controlled by Christian rulers..., and the religion, ingrained within culture and society, exercised a hold over its population. This was medieval Christendom: a springboard for the great eras of European colonisation and imperialism that followed. But, Peter Heather shows in this compelling new history, there was nothing inevitable about Christendom's rise and eventual dominance. In exploring how the Christian religion became such a defining feature of the European landscape, and how a small sect of isolated and intensely committed congregations was transformed into a mass movement centrally directed from Rome, Peter Heather shows how Christendom constantly battled against threats both from inside - so-called 'heresies' and other forms of belief. From the crisis that followed the collapse of the Roman empire, which left the religion teetering on the edge of extinction, to the astonishing revolution of the eleventh century onwards in which, using techniques borrowed from Roman law allied with spectacular legal forgery, the Papacy emerged as the head of a vast international corporation, Heather traces Christendom's chameleon-like capacity for self-reinvention. Christendom's achievement was not, or not only, to define official Christianity, but - from its scholars and its lawyers, to its provincial officials and missionaries in far-flung corners of the continent - to transform it into an institution that wielded effective religious authority across virtually the disparate peoples of medieval Europe. This is its extraordinary story.
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              ISBN 9780241215913
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 1 Feb 2022
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              Goths and Romans 332-489
               

              Goths and Romans 332-489 (Hardback)

              By Heather, Peter

              • RRP: $337.00
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              A study of the collision of Goths and Romans in the fourth and fifth centuries. This work explores the development of Visigothic and Ostrogothic societies, their rise to power, and the complicated interactions with the Romans which helped bring about the fall of the Roman Empire.

              ISBN 9780198202349
              Released NZ 12 Dec 1991
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Oxford Historical Monographs
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              Why Empires Fall: America, Rome and the Decline of the West
                

              Why Empires Fall: America, Rome and the Decline of the West (Hardback)

              By Rapley, John; Heather, Peter

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              • Pub Date
                23 Feb 23
              ISBN 9780241407493
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Restoration of Rome: Barbarian Popes & Imperial Pretenders
               

              The Restoration of Rome: Barbarian Popes & Imperial Pretenders (Paperback, Unabridged edition)

              By Heather, Peter

              • RRP: $24.99
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              The compelling sequel to Peter Heather's critically acclaimed international bestseller, The Fall of the Roman Empire

              ISBN 9781447241072
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2014
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The Fall of the Roman Empire: A New History of Rome and the Barbarians

              The Fall of the Roman Empire: A New History of Rome and the Barbarians (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Heather, Peter

              • RRP: $32.99
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              In this groundbreaking book, a leading authority on the late Roman Empire proposes that centuries of imperialism turned the neighbors Rome called barbarians into an enemy capable of dismantling the Empire that had dominated their lives for so long.

              ISBN 9780195325416
              Released NZ 1 Jul 2007
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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              The Fall of the Roman Empire: A New History
               

              The Fall of the Roman Empire: A New History (Paperback, Unabridged edition)

              By Heather, Peter

              • RRP: $29.99
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              In AD 378, the Roman Empire had been the unrivalled superpower of Europe. And yet, August that year saw a small group of German-speaking asylum-seekers rout a vast Imperial army at Hadrianople, killing the Emperor and establishing themselves on Roman territory. This book proprose...s a solution to one of the greatest mysteries of history.
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              ISBN 9780330491365
              Released NZ 1 Jul 2006
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Empires and Barbarians: The Fall of Rome and the Birth of Europe
               

              Empires and Barbarians: The Fall of Rome and the Birth of Europe (Hardback)

              By Heather, Peter; Heather, P. J.

              • RRP: $59.99
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              Bringing the whole of first millennium European history together for the first time and challenging current arguments, Empires and Barbarians offers a compelling, nuanced, and integrated view of how the foundations of modern Europe were laid.

              ISBN 9780199735600
              Released NZ 4 Mar 2010
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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              The Goths

              The Goths (Hardback)

              By Heather, Peter

              • RRP: $234.99
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              Drawing on literary and archaeological evidence, Heather reconstructs the Goths' dramatic history and explores the meaning of Gothic identity. Divided into three parts, corresponding to the three main phases in Gothic history. In the PEOPLES OF EUROPE series.

              ISBN 9780631165361
              Released NZ 26 Dec 1996
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series The Peoples of Europe
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              Rome Resurgent: War and Empire in the Age of Justinian
               

              Rome Resurgent: War and Empire in the Age of Justinian (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Heather, Peter

              • RRP: $32.99
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              Between the fall of the western Roman Empire in the fifth century and the collapse of the east in the face of the Arab invasions in the seventh, the remarkable era of the Emperor Justinian (527-568) dominated the Mediterranean region. Famous for his conquests in Italy and North A...frica, and for the creation of spectacular monuments such as the Hagia Sophia, his reign was also marked by global religious conflict within the Christian world and an outbreak of plague that some have compared to the Black Death. For many historians, Justinian is far more than an anomaly of Byzantine ambition between the eras of Attila and Muhammad; he is the causal link that binds together the two moments of Roman imperial collapse. Determined to reverse the losses Rome suffered in the fifth century, Justinian unleashed an aggressive campaign in the face of tremendous adversity, not least the plague. This book offers a fundamentally new interpretation of his conquest policy and its overall strategic effect, which has often been seen as imperial overreach, making the regime vulnerable to the Islamic takeover of its richest territories in the seventh century and thus transforming the great Roman Empire of Late Antiquity into its pale shadow of the Middle Ages. In Rome Resurgent, historian Peter Heather draws heavily upon contemporary sources, including the writings of Procopius, the principal historian of the time, while also recasting that author's narrative by bringing together new perspectives based on a wide array of additional source material. A huge body of archaeological evidence has become available for the sixth century, providing entirely new means of understanding the overall effects of Justinian's war policies. Building on his own distinguished work on the Vandals, Goths, and Persians, Heather also gives much fuller coverage to Rome's enemies than Procopius ever did. A briskly paced narrative by a master historian, Rome Resurgent promises to introduce readers to this captivating
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              ISBN 9780197500538
              Released NZ 15 May 2020
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Ancient Warfare and Civilization
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              Rome Resurgent: War and Empire in the Age of Justinian

              Rome Resurgent: War and Empire in the Age of Justinian (Hardback)

              By Heather, Peter

              • RRP: $48.99
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              Between the fall of the western Roman Empire in the fifth century and the collapse of the east in the face of the Arab invasions in the seventh, the remarkable era of the Emperor Justinian (527-568) dominated the Mediterranean region. Famous for his conquests in Italy and North A...frica, and for the creation of spectacular monuments such as the Hagia Sophia, his reign was also marked by global religious conflict within the Christian world and an outbreak of plague that some have compared to the Black Death. For many historians, Justinian is far more than an anomaly of Byzantine ambition between the eras of Attila and Muhammad; he is the causal link that binds together the two moments of Roman imperial collapse. Determined to reverse the losses Rome suffered in the fifth century, Justinian unleashed an aggressive campaign in the face of tremendous adversity, not least the plague. This book offers a fundamentally new interpretation of his conquest policy and its overall strategic effect, which has often been seen as imperial overreach, making the regime vulnerable to the Islamic takeover of its richest territories in the seventh century and thus transforming the great Roman Empire of Late Antiquity into its pale shadow of the Middle Ages. In Rome Resurgent, historian Peter Heather draws heavily upon contemporary sources, including the writings of Procopius, the principal historian of the time, while also recasting that author's narrative by bringing together new perspectives based on a wide array of additional source material. A huge body of archaeological evidence has become available for the sixth century, providing entirely new means of understanding the overall effects of Justinian's war policies. Building on his own distinguished work on the Vandals, Goths, and Persians, Heather also gives much fuller coverage to Rome's enemies than Procopius ever did. A briskly paced narrative by a master historian, Rome Resurgent promises to introduce readers to this captivating
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              ISBN 9780199362745
              Released NZ 15 Jun 2018
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Ancient Warfare and Civilization
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