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Ward-Perkins, Bryan

Overview
Works: 108 works in 330 publications in 5 languages and 6,553 library holdings
Genres: History  Reference works  Pictorial works  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, 958, Opponent
Classifications: D57, 930
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bryan Ward-Perkins
The Cambridge Ancient History by I. E. S Edwards( Book )

18 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 1,910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an account of what is known about the remotest geological ages, comprising chapters on the different kinds of evidence concerning man and his physical environment
The fall of Rome : and the end of civilization by Bryan Ward-Perkins( Book )

51 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Was the fall of Rome a great catastrophe that cast the West into darkness for centuries to come? Or, as scholars argue today, was there no crisis at all, but simply a peaceful blending of barbarians into Roman culture, an essentially positive transformation? In The Fall of Rome, eminent historian Bryan Ward-Perkins argues that the "peaceful" theory of Rome's "transformation" is badly in error. Indeed, he sees the fall of Rome as a time of horror and dislocation that destroyed a great civilization, throwing the inhabitants of the West back to a standard of living typical of prehistoric times. Attacking contemporary theories with relish and making use of modern archaeological evidence, he looks at both the wider explanations for the disintegration of the Roman world and also the consequences for the lives of everyday Romans, who were caught in a world of economic collapse, marauding barbarians, and the rise of a new religious orthodoxy. The book recaptures the drama and violence of the last days of the Roman world, and reminds us of the very real terrors of barbarian occupation. Equally important, Ward-Perkins contends that a key problem with the new way of looking at the end of the ancient world is that all difficulty and awkwardness is smoothed out into a steady and positive transformation of society. Nothing ever goes badly wrong in this vision of the past. The evidence show otherwise. Up to date and brilliantly written, combining a lively narrative with the latest research and thirty illustrations, this superb volume reclaims the drama, the violence, and the tragedy of the fall of Rome
The idea and ideal of the town between late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume examines changing perceptions and ideals of town life, from the classical civitas/polis (the lynch-pin of ancient civilisation) to the medieval city (still playing many central roles, but with less of the ideological charge characteristic of Antiquity)." "One central theme is the persistent 'shadow' of the ancient city - in crumbling ancient buildings, and the survival of Roman styles of urban lay-out; and in the way that cities were depicted both visually (in iconography that changed only very slowly, if at all), and verbally (in the persistence of often outmoded classical terms and descriptions)." "Yet the ideal of the city was also changing and developing, especially around the idea of a new, specifically Christian city, protected by its saints and by its churches."--Jacket
Marble in antiquity : collected papers of J.B. Ward-Perkins by J. B Ward-Perkins( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last statues of antiquity( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanning centuries and the vastness of the Roman Empire, The Last Statues of Antiquity is the first comprehensive survey of Roman honorific statues in the public realm in Late Antiquity. Drawn from a major research project and corresponding online database that collates all the available evidence for the "statue habit" across the Empire from the late third century AD onwards, the volume examines where, how, and why statues were used, and why these important features of urban life began to decline in number before eventually disappearing around AD 600. Adopting a detailed comparative approach, the collection explores variation between different regions--including North Africa, Asia Minor, and the Near East--as well as individual cities, such as Aphrodisias, Athens, Constantinople, and Rome. A number of thematic chapters also consider the different kinds of honorand, from provincial governors and senators, to women and cultural heroes. Richly illustrated, the volume is the definitive resource for studying the phenomenon of late-antique statues. --Amazon description
The Cambridge ancient history. Empire and successors, A.D. 425-600 by Alan K Bowman( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Late antiquity: empire and successors, A.D. 425-600 by Averil Cameron( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Volume 14 The Cambridge Ancient History concludes its story. This latest volume embraces the wide range of approaches and scholarship which have in recent decades transformed our view of Late Antiquity. In particular, traditional political and social history has been enormously enhanced by integrating the rich evidence of Christian writing, and the constantly expanding results of archaeological research. A picture emerges of a period of considerable military and political disruption, but also of vibrant intellectual and cultural activity. The volume begins with a series of narrative chapters. These are followed by sections on government and institutions, economy and society, and religion and culture. A section on the provinces and the non-Roman world marks the rise of new and distinct political and cultural entities. This volume, and the CAH, ends in around AD 600, before the Arab conquests shattered for ever what remained of the unity of the Roman world
Die Mittelalterlichen Grabmäler in Rom und Latium vom 13. bis zum 15. Jahrhundert( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in German and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge ancient history by Averil Cameron( Book )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La chute de Rome : fin d'une civilisation by Bryan Ward-Perkins( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in French and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge ancient history by Charles Theodore Seltman( Book )

12 editions published in 1927 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge Ancient History by Charles Theodore Seltman( Book )

8 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La caída de Roma y el fin de la civilización by Bryan Ward-Perkins( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge ancient history. the prehistory of the Balkans, and the Middle East and the Aegean world, tenth to eighth centuries B.C. by John Boardman( Book )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume III of The Cambridge Ancient History was first published in 1925 in one volume. The new edition has expanded to such an extent, owing to the immense amount of new information now available, that it has had to be divided into three parts. Volume III Part 1 opens with a survey of the Balkans north of Greece in the Prehistoric period. This is the first time such a survey has been published of this area which besides its intrinsic interest is important for its influence on the cultures of the Aegean and Anatolia. The rest of the book is devoted to the tenth to the eighth centuries B.C. In Greece and the Aegean the main theme is the gradual regeneration from the Dark Age and the emergence of a society in which can be seen the beginnings of the city-state. During the same period in Western Asia and the Middle East the Kingdoms of Assyria and Babylonia rise to power, the Urartians appear, and in Palestine the kingdoms of Israel and Judah flourish. In Egypt the country's fortunes revive briefly under Shoshenq I. The final chapter in this part deals with the languages of Greece and the Balkans and with the invention and spread of alphabetic writing
The Cambridge ancient history( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The period described in Volume XIII of 'The Cambridge Ancient History' covers the years from Constantine's death to the reign of Theodosius II
The Cambridge ancient history( Book )

5 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

And the end of civilization by Bryan Ward-Perkins( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bryan Ward-Perkins encourages the reader to think again on the fall of Rome by reclaiming the drama and violence, and reinstating the very real horrors of barbarian occupation and the disintegration of the Roman world. He examines how and why successive generations have understood this period differently. Originally published: 2005
From classical antiquity to the Middle Ages : urban public building in northern and central Italy, AD 300-850 by J. B Ward-Perkins( Book )

2 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge ancient history( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This volume of 'The Cambridge Ancient History' embraces the wide range of approaches and scholarships which have in recent decades transformed our view of late antiquity
The Cambridge ancient history( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This volume of 'The Cambridge Ancient History' embraces the wide range of approaches and scholarships which have in recent decades transformed our view of late antiquity
 
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Alternative Names
Bryan Ward-Perkins archeologo inglese

Bryan Ward-Perkins English historian

Perkins Bryan Ward-

Perkins, John Bryan Ward-

Perkins, John Ward-

Ward Perkins, Bryan

Ward-Perkins, Bryan R.

Ward-Perkins, John Bryan

Languages
English (168)

German (13)

Italian (10)

French (5)

Spanish (2)

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The fall of Rome : and the end of civilizationThe idea and ideal of the town between late Antiquity and the early Middle AgesThe Cambridge ancient history. Empire and successors, A.D. 425-600Late antiquity: empire and successors, A.D. 425-600The Cambridge ancient historyThe Cambridge ancient historyThe Cambridge Ancient HistoryThe Cambridge ancient history. the prehistory of the Balkans, and the Middle East and the Aegean world, tenth to eighth centuries B.C.