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Collins, Roger 1949-

Works: 35 works in 408 publications in 11 languages and 10,536 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Sources  Biography  Guidebooks  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Concordances  Chronologies  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Composer
Classifications: BR746, 274.2
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Most widely held works by Roger Collins
Early medieval Europe, 300-1000 by Roger Collins( Book )

51 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,509 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 )

66 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,448 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 )

42 editions published between 1982 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 1,165 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 )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 805 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
The Arab conquest of Spain, 710-797 by Roger Collins( Book )

29 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 743 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."
Charlemagne by Roger Collins( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 716 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
Visigothic Spain, 409-711 by Roger Collins( Book )

35 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 530 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
The ecclesiastical history of the English nation by Bede( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 517 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
Ideal and reality in Frankish and Anglo-Saxon society : studies presented to J.M. Wallace-Hadrill by J. M Wallace-Hadrill( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 391 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
Charlemagne's heir : new perspectives on the reign of Louis the Pious (814-840)( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spain : an Oxford archaeological guide by Roger Collins( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sakralgebäude - Infrastruktur - Altertumswissenschaften
Caliphs and kings : Spain, 796-1031 by Roger Collins( Book )

21 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 273 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
Victoris Tunnunensis Chronicon : cum reliquiis ex Consularibus Caesaraugustanis et Iohannis Biclarensis Chronicon by Vittore( Book )

21 editions published in 2001 in 3 languages and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 230 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 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crónica by João de Biclara( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in Portuguese and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Papacy by Roger Collins( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complete history of one of the most enduring and influential of all human institutions
Los visigodos : del imperio al reino, la imposición de la unidad by Roger Collins( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gregory the Great : perfection in imperfection by Carole Ellen Straw( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Gregory I (590-604) is often considered the first medieval pope and the first exponent of a truly medieval spirituality. Carole Straw places Gregory in his historical context and considers the many facets of his personalitymonk, preacher, and popein order to elucidate the structure of his thought and present a unified, thematic interpretation of his spiritual concerns
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Keepers of the keys of heaven : a history of the papacy
Alternative Names
Collins, Roger

Roger Collins britischer Historiker

Roger Collins Brits mediëvist

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Early medieval Spain : unity in diversity, 400-1000Keepers of the keys of heaven : a history of the papacyThe Arab conquest of Spain, 710-797CharlemagneVisigothic Spain, 409-711The ecclesiastical history of the English nationSpain : an Oxford archaeological guideLaw, culture, and regionalism in early medieval Spain