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Collins, Roger 1949-

Works: 67 works in 519 publications in 10 languages and 10,983 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Sources  Guidebooks  Biographies  Bibliographies  Personal correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Concordances  Chronologies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, win, Annotator, Creator, Composer, Other
Classifications: DP99, 946.01
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Most widely held works by Roger Collins
Early medieval Europe, 300-1000 by Roger Collins( Book )

71 editions published between 1991 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 1,602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new edition of Roger Collins's classic textbook history of early medieval Europe is fully updated and revised to take account of the latest scholarship. The author provides a synoptic, yet detailed, account of the centuries during which Europe changed from being an abstract geographical expression into a new, culturally coherent, if politically divided, entity. It examines how the social, economic and cultural structures of Antiquity were replaced by their medieval equivalents, and it also seeks to define the European context by looking at those external forces - such as the nomadic confederacies of Central Asia and the Islamic empire of the Arabs - which helped to shape it through conflict."--Jacket
Early medieval Spain : unity in diversity, 400-1000 by Roger Collins( Book )

47 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Spain the 1980s and 1990s have seen a dramatic revival of regional aspirations towards greater self-expression and increased political autonomy, following a period of rigid centralisation of government in Madrid and the attempted imposition of cultural uniformity. This tension between the ethnic and cultural diversity of the different regions of the Iberian peninsula and the attempts of various rulers to impose political and 'national' unity goes back to at least the time of the Roman Empire. In the period covered in this book there occurred many of the major events that shaped the subsequent history of Spain: the unification of the peninsula under Rome, the attempted imposition of a unitary Christian culture under the Visigoths, and the shattering of both of these by Arab conquest in 711. At the same time the Basque and Catalan national identities began to take shape, and the resistance to the Arab conquest by the Asturians, Galicians, Leonese and Castillians formed these and other distinctive components of the Hispanic cultural mix. In this fully corrected, revised and partly rewritten version of this authoritative study, first published in 1983, account has been taken of the substantial new research undertaken on all relevant periods of Spanish history since the first edition. In particular, the discussion of the Arab conquest and its impact has been entirely reconsidered. The bibliography and notes have been fully updated. Some challenging new interpretations are also presented here for the first time. This volume forms a companion to Angus MacKay's Spain in the Middle Ages: From Frontier to Empire, 1000-1500, from the same publishers, and contains maps, genealogical tables, a list of rulers, full references and bibliographies
The Basques by Roger Collins( Book )

43 editions published between 1982 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over het deels in Noordoost-Spanje en deels in Zuidwest-Frankrijk wonende volk
Keepers of the keys of heaven : a history of the papacy by Roger Collins( Book )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roger Collins offers an account of the entire arc of papal history--from the separation of the Greek and Latin churches to the contemporary controversies that threaten the unity of the one billion-strong worldwide Catholic community.--From publisher description
Visigothic Spain, 409-711 by Roger Collins( Book )

38 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Between the end of Roman rule in the early fifth century and the Arab conquest in the eight, Spain's destiny lay with the Visigoths, a confederacy of different ethnic groups formed in the Balkans in the later fourth century. Taking account of important new documentary evidence and of the latest archaeological findings, the author presents a wealth of original theories, challenging many traditional assumptions about Visigothic Spain - about how the Visigothic kingdom was governed, law in the kingdom, the nature and methods of the Arab conquest, and the rise of Spain as an intellectual force in the West."--Jacket
Charlemagne by Roger Collins( Book )

23 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charlemagne remains one of the most compelling figures in European history. In this lively, vivid portrait of an extraordinary monarch and his achievements, Roger Collins profiles the most powerful and significant ruler in Western Europe between the end of the Roman Empire and the Italian Renaissance. While his achievements were in some ways ephemeral (after all, his great empire soon broke up), he can still clearly be seen as the figure who transformed the nature of Europe and ushered in a period which has an explicit and comprehensible connection with our own."--Jacket
The Arab conquest of Spain, 710-797 by Roger Collins( Book )

36 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This ... challenging and controversial account of the history of Spain in the eighth century. In it Roger Collins assesses the political and cultural impact on Spain of the first hundred years of Arab rule, focusing upon aspects of continuity and discontinuity with Visigoth Spain. He begins with a consideration of the background to Arab invasion, and explains how the Arab military occupation of Spain and the restoration of order was achieved. Throughout, events in Spain are set within the wider context of developments in France, North Africa and the Near East."
Caliphs and kings : Spain, 796-1031 by Roger Collins( )

26 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roger Collins, a leading historian, investigates a time in Spanish history known for its multi-religious society - when Christians, Jews and Muslims lived in apparent harmony - revealing a fuller, more complex picture of this fascinating period
Ecclesiastical history of the English people : with Bede's letter to Egbert by Beda( Book )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ecclesiastical History of the English People (AD 731) is Bede's most famous work. A scholarly monk working in the north-east of England, Bede wrote the five books of the History in Latin. Starting with the invasion of Julius Caesar in the first century BC, he recorded the history of the English up to his own day. In particular, he described their conversion and the complex ways in which Christianity was spread among them. As well as providing the authoritative Colgrave translation of the Ecclesiastical History, this edition includes a new translation of the Greater Chronicle, in which Bede examines the Roman Empire and contemporary Europe. His Letter to Egbert gives his final reflections on the English Church just before his death, and all three texts here are further illuminated by a detailed introduction and explanatory notes
Medieval Spain : culture, conflict, and coexistence : studies in honour of Angus MacKay by Roger Collins( Book )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The history and literature of Spain in the Middle Ages were marked by the extraordinary richness and diversity of the cultural components that coexisted, however uneasily, in the Iberian Peninsula in these centuries. Muslims, Christians and Jews enjoyed a variety of relationships, differing according to period and region, that ranged from mutual toleration and cultural exchanges, to wars, pogroms and ethnic cleansings. But divisions did not always run along ethnic or religious lines. Within the three religious traditions there was also much diversity, and this in turn could generate episodes of internal conflict. New cultural currents began to make themselves felt in the fifteenth century, not least from Italian humanism, which manifested themselves in a variety of literary forms. The rich and often violent interplay of cultures that made up medieval Spain from the eleventh to the early sixteenth centuries is the subject of these essays, contributed by some of the foremost American, British and Spanish scholars of the period."--Jacket
Ideal and reality in Frankish and Anglo-Saxon society : studies presented to J.M. Wallace-Hadrill by J. M Wallace-Hadrill( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These new essays are by a group of English medievalists whose reinterpretations of the 'Dark Ages' are making an increasingly strong impression both in Britain and Europe. The book is broadly concerned, on the one hand, to describe the parallels and contrasts between Frankish and Anglo-Saxon society and, on the other, to examine the complex, often paradoxical, relationship between contemporary social and political ideals and what actually happened. It is designed, too, to reflect and to celebrate the historical scholarship of J.M. Wallace-Hadrill, one of the most original and creative English medievalists of the century. -- Book jacket
Spain : an Oxford archaeological guide by Roger Collins( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sakralgebäude - Infrastruktur - Altertumswissenschaften
Charlemagne's heir : new perspectives on the reign of Louis the Pious (814-840) by Peter Godman( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victoris Tunnunensis Chronicon : cum reliquiis ex Consularibus Caesaraugustanis et Iohannis Biclarensis Chronicon by Vittore( Book )

26 editions published in 2001 in 3 languages and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Law, culture, and regionalism in early medieval Spain by Roger Collins( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of essays and conference papers originally published 1977-1991
Die Fredegar-Chroniken by Roger Collins( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bachiarii opera : De fide necnon Epistula ad Ianuarium : quibus accedunt epistulae duae quae eidem adtributae sunt by Bachiarius( Book )

6 editions published in 2019 in 3 languages and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Les quatre œuvres attribuées à Bachiarius (IVe-Ve siècle) ont en commun une exégèse très originale et des expressions qu'on a voulu mettre en relation soit avec le priscillianisme, soit avec l'origénisme. Le 'De fide' est une profession de foi dans laquelle l'auteur se défend d'une accusation d'hérésie et expose ses idées sur la Trinité, l'encarnation, la virginité de Marie, la résurrection, l'âme humaine, le diable, les aliments, le mariage ou l'importance des deux Testaments. 'L'Epistula ad Ianuarium' est un traité sur le péché, la pénitence et la rédemption, divisée en deux parties: la première dirigée à Januarius, le supérieur d'une communauté ascétique, en faveur d'un frère qui a commis un péché grave en ayant des relations sexuelles avec une vierge consacrée; et la seconde, au pécheur lui-même, qui, après avoir été expulsé de la communeauté, doit s'efforcer d'éviter le désespoir et de se faire pardonner au moyen de la pénitence. Les deux autres lettres qu'on attribue à Bachiarius présentent un style et une exégèse similaires: la première est dirigée à une vénérable sœur pleine de sagesse; la seconde, à une femme mariée qui souhaite se consacrer dans la solitude à des pratiques ascétiques pendant les trois semaines qui précèdent l'Épiphanie."
España en la Alta Edad Media, 400-1000 by Roger Collins( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in Spanish and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los vascos by Roger Collins( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in Spanish and Esperanto and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Law, culture and regionalism in early medieval Spain by Roger Collins( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Keepers of the keys of heaven : a history of the papacy
Early medieval Spain : unity in diversity, 400-1000Keepers of the keys of heaven : a history of the papacyVisigothic Spain, 409-711CharlemagneThe Arab conquest of Spain, 710-797Ecclesiastical history of the English people : with Bede's letter to EgbertMedieval Spain : culture, conflict, and coexistence : studies in honour of Angus MacKaySpain : an Oxford archaeological guide
Alternative Names
Collins, Roger

Roger Collins britischer Historiker

Roger Collins britischer Mittelalterhistoriker

Roger Collins Brits mediëvist

Roger Collins medievalista e hispanista inglés

Roger Collins medievista inglese

Roger Collins médiéviste anglais

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