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The restoration of Rome : barbarian popes & imperial pretenders, Peter Heather

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The restoration of Rome : barbarian popes & imperial pretenders
Title
The restoration of Rome
Title remainder
barbarian popes & imperial pretenders
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Peter Heather
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Language
eng
Summary
"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 to the 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"--
Summary
"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"--
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contains biographical information
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10297911
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DLC
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Heather, P. J.
Dewey number
909.07
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D117
LC item number
.H395 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Europe
  • Theodoric
  • Justinian
  • Charlemagne
  • Catholic Church
  • HISTORY / Ancient / Rome
  • HISTORY / Medieval
  • HISTORY / Europe / Western
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
barbarian popes and imperial pretenders
Label
The restoration of Rome : barbarian popes & imperial pretenders, Peter Heather
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Publication
Note
"First published in 2013 in Great Britain by Macmillan."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 439-456) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013047264
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 470 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780199368518
Isbn Type
(hbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013047264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
Label
The restoration of Rome : barbarian popes & imperial pretenders, Peter Heather
Publication
Note
"First published in 2013 in Great Britain by Macmillan."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 439-456) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013047264
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 470 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780199368518
Isbn Type
(hbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013047264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps

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