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Hughes, Ian (Historian)

Overview
Works: 12 works in 61 publications in 3 languages and 1,418 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Military history  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Creator
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Most widely held works by Ian Hughes
Belisarius : the last Roman general by Ian Hughes( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A military history of the campaigns of Belisarius, the greatest general of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Emperor Justinian. He twice defeated the Persians and reconquered North Africa from the Vandals in a single year at the age of 29, before going on to regain Spain and Italy, including Rome (briefly), from the barbarians. It discusses the evolution from classical Roman to Byzantine armies and systems of warfare, as well as those of their chief enemies, the Persians, Goths and Vandals. It reassesses Belisarius' generalship and compares him with the likes of Caesar, Alexander and Hannibal. It
Aetius : Attila's nemesis by Ian Hughes( )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In AD 453 Attila, with a huge force composed of Huns, allies and vassals drawn from his already-vast empire, was rampaging westward across Gaul (essentially modern France), then still nominally part of the Western Roman Empire. Laying siege to Orleans, he was only a few days march from extending his empire from the Eurasian steppe to the Atlantic. He was brought to battle on the Cataluanian Plain and defeated by a coalition hastily assembled and led by Aetius. Who was this man that saved Western Europe from the Hunnic yoke? While Attila is a household name, his nemesis remains relatively obscure. Aetius is one of the major figures in the history of the Late Roman Empire and his actions helped maintain the integrity of the West in the declining years of the Empire. During the course of his life he was a hostage, first with Alaric and the Goths, and then with Rugila, King of the Huns. His stay with these two peoples helped to give him an unparalleled insight into the minds and military techniques of these 'barbarians' which he was to use in later years to halt the depredations of the Huns. That this saviour of Rome was himself half Scythian is indicative of the complexity of the late Roman world. Ian Hughes assesses his fascinating career and campaigns with the same accessible narrative and analysis he brought to bear on Belisarius and Stilicho."--
The patricians and emperors : the last rulers of the western roman empire by Ian Huges( )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gaiseric : the Vandal who destroyed Rome by Ian Hughes( )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gaiseric became King of the Vandals in Spain then led them across the sea to seize a new kingdom in North Africa. [He] successfully defeated Roman attempts at reconquest of these vital provinces and his fleets dominated the western Mediterranean. In 455 Gaiseric attacked Italy and sacked Rome itself, making the Vandals a byword for barbaric destruction. Ian Hughes assesses Gaiseric's leadership, revealing him as an astute ruler and one of the most significant figures of this turbulent era."--Back cover
Stilicho : the Vandal who saved Rome by Ian Hughes( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The period of history in which Stilicho lived was one of the most turbulent in European history. The Western Empire was finally giving way under pressure from external threats, especially from Germanic tribes crossing the Rhine and Danube, as well as from seemingly ever-present internal revolts and rebellions. Ian Hughes explains how a Vandal (actually Stilicho had a Vandal father and Roman mother) came to be given almost total control of the Western Empire and describes his attempts to save both the Western Empire and even Rome itself from the attacks of Alaric the Goth and other barbarian invaders. Stilicho is one of the major figures in the history of the Late Roman Empire and his actions following the death of the emperor Theodosius the Great in 395 may have helped to permanently divide the Western and Eastern halves of the Roman Empire on a permanent basis. Yet he is also the individual who helped maintain the integrity of the West before the rebellion of Constantine III in Britain and the crossing of the Rhine by a major force of Vandals, Sueves and Alans - both in AD 406 - set the scene for both his downfall and execution in 408 and the later disintegration of the West ..."--Publisher description
Imperial brothers : Valentinian, Valens and the disaster at Adrianople by Ian Hughes( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The latest of Ian Hughes' Late Roman biographies here tackles the careers of the brother emperors, Valentinian and Valens
Aetius by Ian Hughes( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A First-Principles Approach to Modelling Magnetism inStrongly-Correlated Electron Systems by Ian Hughes( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We present an ab initio theoretical formalism for investigating the onset of magnetic order in strongly-correlated electron systems. The formalism is based on spin density functional theory, with a self-interaction corrected local density approximation (SIC-LDA). The self-interaction correction is implemented locally, within the KKR multiple-scattering method. Thermally induced magnetic fluctuations are treated using a mean-field 'disordered local moment' (DLM) approach and we use a linear ·response technique to generate the paramagnetic spin susceptibility. We apply the formalism to the heavy rare earth metals, where the magnetic ordering tendencies are analysed in terms of the underlying electronic structure. The formation of incommensurate magnetic structures is shown to be promoted through a Fermi surface nesting mechanism. Our calculations yield an accurate, parameter free, estimate of the magnetic ordering temperature of gadolinium. Using this element as a magnetic prototype, we propose a 'unified phase diagram', from which the magnetic ordering tendencies of any heavy rare earth system can be found. This diagram is used to predict critical alloy concentrations, at which new magnetic phases appears. We also examine magnetic ordering in transition metal oxides and outline how our first principles linear response approach can be adapted to study compositional correlations, .which we illustrate by investigating the presence of atomic short range order in gadolinium-yttrium alloys
Aetius : Atilla's nemesis by Ian Hughes( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Belizariusz, wódz Bizancjum by Ian Hughes( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Stilicone : il vandalo che salvò Roma by Ian Hughes( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Attila the Hun by Ian Hughes( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Belisarius : the last Roman general
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Stilicho : the Vandal who saved Rome
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Hughes, Ian M.A.

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