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Kelly, Christopher 1964-

Works: 30 works in 149 publications in 8 languages and 6,870 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Historical television programs  Biographical television programs  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Author of introduction
Classifications: D141, 937.09
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Most widely held works by Christopher Kelly
Ruling the later Roman Empire by Christopher Kelly( )

28 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 2,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book opens with a view of its times through the eyes of a high-ranking official in sixth-century Constantinople, John Lydus. His On the Magistracies of the Roman State, the only memoir of its kind to come down to us, gives an impassioned and revealing account of his career and the system in which he worked. Kelly draws a wealth of insight from this singular memoir and goes on to trace the operation of power and influence, exposing how these might be successfully deployed or skillfully diverted by those wishing either to avoid government regulation or to subvert it for their own ends. Ruling the Later Roman Empire presents a fascinating procession of officials, emperors, and local power brokers, winners and losers, mapping their experiences, their conflicting loyalties, their successes, and their failures."--Jacket
The Roman Empire : a very short introduction by Christopher Kelly( )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in English and Chinese and held by 1,915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: The Roman Empire was a remarkable achievement. It had a population of sixty million people spread across lands encircling the Mediterranean and stretching from northern England to the sun-baked banks of the Euphrates, and from the Rhine to the North African coast. It was, above all else, an empire of force-employing a mixture of violence, suppression, order, and tactical use of power to develop an astonishingly uniform culture. Here, historian Christopher Kelly covers the history of the Empire from Augustus to Marcus Aurelius, describing the empire's formation, and its political, religious, cultural, and social structures. It looks at the daily lives of the Empire's people: both those in Rome as well as those living in its furthest colonies. Romans used astonishing logistical feats, political savvy and military oppression to rule their vast empire. This Very Short Introduction examines how they "Romanized" the cultures they conquered, imposing their own culture in order to subsume them completely. The book also looks at how the Roman Empire has been considered and depicted in more recent times, from the writings of Edward Gibbon to the Hollywood blockbuster Gladiator. It will prove a valuable introduction for readers interested in classical history
The end of empire : Attila the Hun and the fall of Rome by Christopher Kelly( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in English and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bold new account of Attila the Hun as empire builder and political threat to Rome reframes the warrior king as a political strategist, capturing the story of how a small, but dedicated, opponent dealt a seemingly invincible empire defeats from which it would never recover
Theodosius II : rethinking the Roman empire in late antiquity by Christopher Kelly( )

13 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Theodosius II (AD 408-450) was the longest reigning Roman emperor. Ever since Edward Gibbon, he has been dismissed as mediocre and ineffectual. Yet Theodosius ruled an empire which retained its integrity while the West was broken up by barbarian invasions. This book explores Theodosius' challenges and successes. Ten essays by leading scholars of late antiquity provide important new insights into the court at Constantinople, the literary and cultural vitality of the reign, and the presentation of imperial piety and power. Much attention has been directed towards the changes promoted by Constantine at the beginning of the fourth century; much less to their crystallisation under Theodosius II. This volume explores the working out of new conceptions of the Roman Empire - its history, its rulers and its God. A substantial introduction offers a new framework for thinking afresh about the long transition from the classical world to Byzantium"--
Attila the Hun : barbarian terror and the fall of the Roman Empire by Christopher Kelly( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Known to the Romans as 'the Scourge of God', Attila himself and his crucial role in the fall of Rome are vividly recreated in this brilliant and compelling account. Challenging our own ideas about barbarians and Romans, imperialism and civilisation, terrorists and superpowers, this is the absorbing story of an extraordinary and complex individual who helped to bring down an empire and forced the map of Europe to be redrawn forever
I, Caesar : the rise and fall of the Roman Empire( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member 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
Sociological studies in Roman history by Keith Hopkins( Book )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keith Hopkins was a sociologist and Professor of Ancient History at Cambridge from 1985 to 2001. He is widely recognised as one of the most radical, innovative and influential Roman historians of his generation. This volume presents fourteen of Hopkins' essays on an impressive range of subjects: contraception, demography, economic history, slavery, literacy, imperial power, Roman religion, Early Christianity, and the social and political structures of the ancient world. The papers have been re-edited and revised with accompanying essays by Hopkins' colleagues, friends and former students. This volume brings Hopkins' work up to date. It sets his distinctive and pioneering use of sociological approaches in a wider intellectual context and explores his lasting impact on the ways that ancient history is now written. This volume will interest all those fascinated by Rome and its empire, and particularly those eager to experience challenging and controversial ways of understanding the past
Unclassical traditions( Book )

in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unclassical traditions( Book )

17 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... the first of two collections of essays ... discussing the nature and extent of the late-antique engagement with its classical heritage ... From the Chronological Tables of Eusebius of Caesarea to the Breviarium of Festus, and from imperial panegyric to the Byzantine liturgy, eight papers explore how the persistence, dominance and normative nature of the classical tradition in its various forms could be negotiated, undermined, ironised or even flatly denied. Whether in the hands of Christian bishops ... or in the poetry of Ausonius ... many central aspects of late-antique culture here emerge as the product of a combination of authoritatively classical and avowedly unclassical traditions."--Page [i]
Unclassical traditions( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rather than concentrating on developments at the centre of the empire (the focus of the previous volume ...), the aim here is to present a set of views from the margins: social, political, religious, literary, geographical and linguistic. Ranging from Armenian ecclesiastical histories ... to the challenges raised by shifting circumstances in fifth-century North Africa and Ostrogothic Italy, the eight papers in this volume seek to establish the persistent importance of the classical tradition throughout a broadly defined late antiquity."--Page [i]
Barbarian terror and the fall of the Roman Empire by Christopher Kelly( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attila the Hun - godless barbarian and near-mythical warrior king - has become a byword for mindless ferocity. His brutal attacks smashed through the frontiers of the Roman empire in a savage wave of death and destruction. This book goes in search of the real Attila the Hun
A very short introduction by Christopher Kelly( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roman Empire was a remarkable achievement. This introduction covers the history of the empire at its height, looking at its people, religions and social structures. It explains how it deployed violence, 'romanisation', and tactical power to develop an astonishingly uniform culture from Rome to its furthest outreaches
Attila e la caduta di Roma by Christopher Kelly( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of late antiquity : AD 150-750 by Peter Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study in social and cultural change explains how and why the Late Antique world, between c. 150 and c. 750 A.D., came to differ from "Classical civilization." These centuries, as the author demonstrates, were the era in which the most deeply rooted of ancient institutions disappeared for all time. By 476 the Roman empire had vanished from western Europe; by 665 the Persian empire had vanished from the Near East, Brown examines these changes and men's reactions to them, but his account shows that the period was also one of outstanding new beginnings and defines the far-reaching impact both of Christianity on Europe and of Islam on the Near East. The result is a lucid answer to a crucial question in world history: how the exceptionally homogeneous Mediterranean world of c. 200 A.D. became divided into the three mutually estranged societies of the Middle Ages: Catholic Western Europe, Byzantium, and Islam
Alternatives to the classical past in late antiquity( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roma teikoku by Christopher Kelly( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives from East and West in late antiquity( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'histoire de la Rome antique = Rome : The great Empire by Laura M Verklan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"La République romaine : naissance d'un empire" et "Construction et héritage de l'Empire romain". Vie et légende de personnages célèbres, trésors et secrets des sites romains à travers l'Europe et le Proche-Orient, anciens mythes et découvertes modernes
Attila : Hunlar ve Roma İmparatorluğu'nun çöküşü biyografi by Christopher Kelly( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Turkish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hun hükümdarı efsanevi savaşçı Attila, akıl dışı vahşeti ifade etmek için bir özdeyiş oldu. Onun acımasız akınları, Roma İmparatorluğu'nu sınırları boyunca yıkıma uğratıp paramparça etti. Attila'nın korku idaresi, beş yüzyıl önce İulius Caesar'ın fetihleriyle sımsıkı birleştirdiği bir imparatorluk dünyasını darmadağın etti. Gerçek Attila'yı arama çabası olan bu kitap ilk defa, Roma İmparatorluğu'nun güçlü yönlerini ve zayıflıklarını dâhice kullanan zeki bir politikacının ve birinci sınıf bir komutanın tarihini ortaya sermektedir. Attila ve Hunlarla birlikte, Orta Asya'nın rüzgârlı steplerinden varlıklı Constantinopolis kentine, Büyük Macar Ovası'ndan Fransa'daki Champagne'nın verimli topraklarına doğru yolculuk yapıyoruz. Christopher Kelly, çok gizli bir cinayet girişimi esnasında Attila'yla karşılaşan tarihçinin günümüze ulaşan anlatısı da dahil, zengin orijinal metinlerden yararlanmaktadır. Bu casusluk hikâyesi ve karşı istihbarat, bütün Roma tarihinin en heyecan verici anlatılarından biridir. (Tanıtım Bülteninden)
Attila Hunul : teroarea barbară şi prăbuşirea Imperiului Roman by Christopher Kelly( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Romanian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Ruling the later Roman Empire
The Roman Empire : a very short introductionThe end of empire : Attila the Hun and the fall of RomeAttila the Hun : barbarian terror and the fall of the Roman EmpireUnclassical traditionsUnclassical traditionsUnclassical traditionsBarbarian terror and the fall of the Roman EmpireA very short introduction
Alternative Names
Christopher Kelly britischer Altertumswissenschaftler

Christopher Kelly Brits historicus

Christopher Kelly historiador britànic

Christopher Kelly historiador británico

Christopher Kelly historiador británicu

Christopher Kelly historien britannique

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