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Goldsworthy, Adrian Keith

Works: 103 works in 560 publications in 9 languages and 19,602 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Military history  Biographies  Fiction  Historical fiction  Conference papers and proceedings  War stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator
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Most widely held works about Adrian Keith Goldsworthy
Most widely held works by Adrian Keith Goldsworthy
Caesar : life of a colossus by Adrian Keith Goldsworthy( Book )

30 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 3,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracing the extraordinary trajectory of Caesar's life from birth through assassination, historian Goldsworthy covers not only Caesar's accomplishments as charismatic orator, conquering general, and powerful dictator, but also lesser-known chapters during which he was high priest of an exotic cult, captive of pirates, seducer not only of Cleopatra but also of the wives of his two main political rivals, and a rebel condemned by his own country. Goldsworthy realizes the full complexity of Caesar's character, places his subject firmly within the context of Roman society in the first century B.C., and shows why his political and military leadership continues to resonate some two thousand years later.--From publisher description
How Rome fell : death of a superpower by Adrian Keith Goldsworthy( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In AD 200, the Roman Empire seemed unassailable. Its vast territory accounted for most of the known world. By the end of the fifth century, Roman rule had vanished in Western Europe and much of northern Africa, and only a shrunken Eastern Empire remained. What accounts for this improbable decline? Here, Adrian Goldsworthy applies the scholarship, perspective, and narrative skill that defined his monumental Caesar to address perhaps the greatest of all historical questions - how Rome fell. It was a period of remarkable personalities, from the philosopher-emperor Marcus Aurelius to emperors like Diocletian, who portrayed themselves as tough, even brutal, soldiers. It was a time of revolutionary ideas, especially in religion, as Christianity went from persecuted sect to the religion of state and emperors. Goldsworthy pays particular attention to the willingness of Roman soldiers to fight and kill each other. Ultimately, this is the story of how an empire without a serious rival rotted from within, its rulers and institutions putting short-term ambition and personal survival over the wider good of the state."--Publisher description
Caesar's civil war, 49-44 B.C. by Adrian Keith Goldsworthy( )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 1,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Julius Caesar and Pompey the Great were two of the greatest generals Rome had ever produced. Together they had brought vast stretches of territory under Roman dominion. In 49 B.C. they turned against each other and plunged Rome into civil war. Legion was pitched against legion in a vicious battle for political domination of the vast Roman world. Based on original accounts of the war, Adrian Goldsworthy provides an account of this desperate power struggle. The armies were evenly matched but in the end Caesar's genius as a commander and his great good luck brought him victory in 45 B.C."--Jacket
Antony and Cleopatra by Adrian Keith Goldsworthy( Book )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this dual biography of the two great lovers of antiquity, historian Adrian Goldsworthy goes beyond myth and romance to create a portrait of his subjects--who were first and foremost political animals
Augustus : first emperor of Rome by Adrian Keith Goldsworthy( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the heir to the murdered Julius Caesar who, as Rome's first emperor, brought peace and stability to the empire and presided over a new system of government
The Punic wars by Adrian Keith Goldsworthy( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, Adrian Goldsworthy chronicles the wars that shaped the Western World. Each of the wars are described in detail: the long stalemate over Sicily in the First Punic War (264-241BC), the titanic struggle which saw Hannibal beaten back from the very edge of victory in the Second Punic War (218-202BC), and the final carnage of the Third Punic War (149-146BC) which ended in the destruction of Carthage. The political background to the conflict as a whole, the grand strategies of the generals and the brutal realities of close-contact fighting on the ground and at sea are all clearly described. The great pitched battles are covered in especial detail, notably Hannibal's 'perfect' victory at Cannae in 216 which has remained an inspiration for commanders across the world ever since."--Jacket
Pax Romana : war, peace, and conquest in the Roman world by Adrian Keith Goldsworthy( Book )

17 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Dutch and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best-selling author Adrian Goldsworthy turns his attention to the Pax Romana, the famous peace and prosperity brought by the Roman Empire at its height in the first and second centuries AD. Yet the Romans were conquerors, imperialists who took by force a vast empire stretching from the Euphrates to the Atlantic coast. Ruthless, Romans won peace not through coexistence but through dominance; millions died and were enslaved during the creation of their empire. Pax Romana examines how the Romans came to control so much of the world and asks whether traditionally favorable images of the Roman peace are true. Goldsworthy vividly recounts the rebellions of the conquered, examining why they broke out, why most failed, and how they became exceedingly rare. He reveals that hostility was just one reaction to the arrival of Rome and that from the outset, conquered peoples collaborated, formed alliances, and joined invaders, causing resistance movements to fade away
Roman warfare by Adrian Keith Goldsworthy( Book )

31 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book narrates the history of Roman warfare from 753 BC, the traditional date of the founding of Rome by Romulus, to the eventual decline and fall of the Roman Empire and attempts to recover Rome and Italy from the 'barbarians' in the sixth century AD."--Jacket
The complete Roman army by Adrian Keith Goldsworthy( Book )

24 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is the first to examine in detail not just the early imperial army, but the citizen's militia of the Republic and the army of the later Empire. The unprecedented scope and longevity of Roman military success is placed in the context of ordinary soldiers' daily lives, whether spent in the quiet routine of a peaceful garrison or in arduous campaign and violent combat." "Impressive in scope and written for a general audience, the book draws on archaeology, ancient art and original documentary sources to present the most convincing picture ever published of the Roman army."--Jacket
In the name of Rome : the men who won the Roman Empire by Adrian Keith Goldsworthy( Book )

35 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book looks at Rome's greatest generals, and at how and why they won their victories. At the same time it tells the story of Roman warfare, from the bitter struggle with Carthage and the brilliant Hannibal in the third century BC to the last desperate attempt to win back the Western Empire in the sixth century AD. It also traces the evolution of the Roman army and the Roman political system which directed it. Yet always the main focus rests on the commanders themselves and on their skills as leaders - on men such as Scipio Africanus, who combined apparent mysticism with iron determination, on Marius the tough soldiers' general, on Pompey the flamboyant 'Roman Alexander', and Caesar the aggressive and charismatic aristocrat."--Jacket
The Roman army at war : 100 BC-AD 200 by Adrian Keith Goldsworthy( Book )

30 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in English and Polish and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kaiserzeit - Burg/Befestigung - Militäranlage
Cannae by Adrian Keith Goldsworthy( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cannae remains one of the most famous battles ever fought, frequently alluded to in modern military writing, and Hannibal's tactics are still taught in the military academies where today's officers are trained. This volume is a brand new look at the battle, and explains clearly and concisely exactly how it was that Hannibal achieved his historic victory. --from publisher description
True soldier gentlemen by Adrian Keith Goldsworthy( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 1808, and Hamish Williams is a 'gentlemen volunteer' in the 106th regiment of foot, a man serving with the ranks but living with the officers, and uncomfortable in both worlds: looked down on by those with the money or influence to buy their rank, and distrusted by the common soldiers who know he is not one of them. But Williams is determined to prove by deeds alone that he is a man worthy of advancement, and when the 106th embarks for Portugal to begin what will become known as the Peninsula War against Napoleon, he knows his chance of glory is at hand. Soon he is receiving a sharp lesson in the realities of war, as the 106th undergoes a bloody baptism at the hands of the French - and he realises that his single-minded devotion to honour may not, after all, be the quickest route to promotion
Beat the drum slowly by Adrian Keith Goldsworthy( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second in the series begun by TRUE SOLDIER GENTLEMEN, the story takes our heroes through the winter snows as Sir John Moore is forced to retreat to Corunna. Faced with appalling weather and pursued by an overwhelming French army led by Napoleon himself, the very survival of Britain's army is at stake
All in scarlet uniform by Adrian Keith Goldsworthy( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The year is 1809, and the recruiting sergeants are hard at work, as the British army gathers strength for the next phase of the campaign against Bonaparte on the Spanish Peninsula. Captain Billy Pringle of the 106th Foot, however, has a somewhat more urgent reason to leave the country: having become embroiled in an ill-advised duel with a lieutenant in the 14th Light Dragoons, a posting to Spain would avoid any awkwardness for the regiment. Along with his friend Lieutenant Williams--whose sister Kitty was the cause of the duel--and the doughty veteran Sergeant Dobson, Pringle takes on the task of training Spanish troops to stand alongside their British allies. But what seems at first like easy duty soon turns into a desperate fight for survival as they find themselves besieged in the strategic fortress of Cuidad Rodrigo. For Bonaparte, taking the fortress will be the first step towards pushing the British back to the sea, and the task is entrusted to one of his most daring and successful generals, Marshal Ney. And Ney in his turn has found the perfect officer to lead the assault, a man not only desperate for advancement but also thirsting for revenge--a man whom Williams knows only too well."--Provided by publisher
The fall of the west : the slow death of the Roman superpower by Adrian Keith Goldsworthy( Book )

21 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fall of the Roman Empire has been a best-selling subject since the 18th century. Since then over 200 discrete reasons have been advanced for the collapse of the western half of the Roman empire. Until very recently, the academic view downplayed the death and destruction, to spin a positive story of the 'world of late antiquity'. Barbarian invasions are described in neutral language: the movement of peoples. It is all painfully 'politically correct'. Now Adrian Goldsworthy comes forward with his trademark combination of clear narrative, common sense, and a thorough mastery of the sources. In telling the story from beginning to end, he rescues the era from the mealy-mouthed and diffident: this is a red-blooded account of barbarian invasions, palace coups, scheming courtiers and corrupt emperors who set the gold standard for dissipation. It is 'old fashioned history' in the best sense: an accessible narrative with colourful characters whose story reveals the true reasons for the fall of Rome. A sweeping narrative of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire. - Publisher
Send me safely back again by Adrian Keith Goldsworthy( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The third novel in the series sees new challenges for the men of the 106th Foot, as the British army attempts to recover from the disaster of Corunna and establish a foothold in the Peninsula. Featuring the battles of Medellin and Talavera, the 106th will have their mettle severely tested on the battlefield. But if Napoleon is to be ejected from Spain, war must also be waged in more covert ways. For Hanley, the former artist who is a more natural observer than fighter, the opportunity to become an 'exploring officer' leads him into even more dangerous territory, the murky world of politics and partisans. And while Ensign Williams seeks to uncover the identity of the mysterious 'Heroine of Saragossa', a conspiracy of revenge within the regiment itself threatens to destroy him before he's even faced a shot from the French."--Publisher's description
Hadrian's Wall by Adrian Keith Goldsworthy( Book )

8 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From an award-winning historian of ancient Rome, a definitive history of Hadrian's Wall. Stretching eighty miles from coast to coast across northern England, Hadrian's Wall is the largest Roman artifact known today. It is commonly viewed as a defiant barrier, the end of the empire, a place where civilization stopped and barbarism began. In fact, the massive structure remains shrouded in mystery. Was the wall intended to keep out the Picts, who inhabited the North? Or was it merely a symbol of Roman power and wealth? What was life like for soldiers stationed along its expanse? How was the extraordinary structure built-with what technology, skills, and materials? In Hadrian's Wall, Adrian Goldsworthy embarks on a historical and archaeological investigation, sifting fact from legend while simultaneously situating the wall in the wider scene of Roman Britain. The result is a concise and enthralling history of a great architectural marvel of the ancient world.--Publisher
Augustus : from revolutionary to emperor by Adrian Keith Goldsworthy( Book )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of how Augustus rose from an obscure teenager to become Rome's first and greatest emperor
The Roman army as a community : including papers of a conference held at Birkbeck College, University of London, on 11-12 January 1997( Book )

12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Adrian Goldsworthy britischer Militärhistoriker

Adrian Goldsworthy Brits militair historicus

Adrian Goldsworthy hanesydd Cymreig o Benarth

Goldsworthy A. K. 1969-

Goldsworthy, Adrian.

Goldsworthy, Adrian 1969-

Goldsworthy, Adrian (Adrian Keith)

Goldsworthy, Adrian K., 1969-

Goldsworthy, Adrian Keith.

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How Rome fell : death of a superpowerCaesar's civil war, 49-44 B.C.Antony and CleopatraThe Punic warsRoman warfareThe complete Roman armyIn the name of Rome : the men who won the Roman EmpireThe Roman army at war : 100 BC-AD 200