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Lenski, Noel Emmanuel 1965-

Overview
Works: 36 works in 148 publications in 3 languages and 4,960 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources  Codices (Law)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
Classifications: DG315, 937.08
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Most widely held works by Noel Emmanuel Lenski
Failure of empire : Valens and the Roman state in the fourth century A.D. by Noel Emmanuel Lenski( )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 2,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Failure of Empire is the first comprehensive biography of the Roman emperor Valens and his troubled reign (A.D. 364-78). Valens will always be remembered for his spectacular defeat and death at the hands of the Goths in the Battle of Adrianople. This singular misfortune won him a front-row seat among history's great losers. By the time he was killed, his empire had been coming unglued for several years: the Goths had overrun the Balkans; Persians, Isaurians, and Saracens were threatening the east; the economy was in disarray; and pagans and Christians alike had been exiled, tortured, and executed in his religious persecutions. Valens had not, however, entirely failed in his job as emperor. He was an admirable administrator, a committed defender of the frontiers, and a ruler who showed remarkable sympathy for the needs of his subjects."--Jacket
The Cambridge companion to the Age of Constantine by Noel Lenski( Book )

42 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Companion offers students a comprehensive one-volume survey of this pivotal emperor and his times. Richly illustrated and designed as a survey accessible to all audiences, it also achieves a level of scholarly sophistication and originality that will be welcomed by the experts. The volume is divided into five sections that examine political history, religion, social and economic history, art, and foreign relations during the reign of Constantine, who steered the Roman Empire on a course parallel with his own personal development
Constantine and the Cities : Imperial Authority and Civic Politics by Noel Emmanuel Lenski( )

15 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the course of the fourth century, Christianity rose from a religion actively persecuted by the authority of the Roman empire to become the religion of state--a feat largely credited to Constantine the Great. Constantine succeeded in propelling this minority religion to imperial status using the traditional tools of governance, yet his proclamation of his new religious orientation was by no means unambiguous. His coins and inscriptions, public monuments, and pronouncements sent unmistakable signals to his non-Christian subjects that he was willing not only to accept their beliefs about the nature of the divine but also to incorporate traditional forms of religious expression into his own self-presentation. In Constantine and the Cities, Noel Lenski attempts to reconcile these apparent contradictions by examining the dialogic nature of Constantine's power and how his rule was built in the space between his ambitions for the empire and his subjects' efforts to further their own understandings of religious truth. Focusing on cities and the texts and images produced by their citizens for and about the emperor, Constantine and the Cities uncovers the interplay of signals between ruler and subject, mapping out the terrain within which Constantine nudged his subjects in the direction of conversion. Reading inscriptions, coins, legal texts, letters, orations, and histories, Lenski demonstrates how Constantine and his subjects used the instruments of government in a struggle for authority over the religion of the empire."--
The power of religion in late antiquity by Andrew Cain( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is a slave society? : the practice of slavery in global perspective by Catherine Cameron( Book )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The practice of slavery has been common across a variety of cultures around the globe and throughout history. Despite the multiplicity of slavery's manifestations, many scholars have used a simple binary to categorize slave-holding groups as either 'genuine slave societies' or 'societies with slaves'. This dichotomy, as originally proposed by ancient historian Moses Finley, assumes that there were just five 'genuine slave societies' in all of human history: ancient Greece and Rome, and the colonial Caribbean, Brazil, and the American South. This book interrogates this bedrock of comparative slave studies and tests its worth. Assembling contributions from top specialists, it demonstrates that the catalogue of five must be expanded and that the model may need to be replaced with a more flexible system that emphasizes the notion of intensification. The issue is approached as a question, allowing for debate between the seventeen contributors about how best to conceptualize the comparative study of human bondage." -- Publisher's description
The Codex of Justinian : a new annotated translation, with parallel Latin and Greek text based on a translation by Justice Fred H. Blume by Iustinianus( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contraportada: "The Codex of Justinian is, together with the Digest, the core of the great Byzantine compilation of Roman law called the Corpus Iuris Civilis. The Codex gathers legal proclamations issued by Roman Emperors from the second to the sixth centuries C.E. Its influence on subsequent legal development in the Medieval and Early Modern world has been almost incalculable. But the Codex has not, until now, been credibly translated into English. This translation, with a facing Latin and Greek text (from Paul Kruger's ninth edition of the Codex), is based on one made by Justice Fred Blume in the 1920s, but left unpublished for almost a century. It is accompanied by introductions explaining the background of the translation, a bibliography and glossary, and notes that help in understanding the text. Anyone with an interest in the Codex, whether an interested novice or a professional historian, will find ample assistance here"
A brief history of the Romans by Mary Taliaferro Boatwright( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How did a single village community in the Italian peninsula eventually become one of the most powerful imperial powers the world has ever known? In A Brief History of the Romans, Second Edition, Mary T. Boatwright, Daniel J. Gargola, Richard J.A. Talbert, and new coauthor Noel Lenski explore this question as they guide students through a comprehensive sweep of Roman history, ranging from the prehistoric settlements to the fall of the empire in 476. Addressing issues that still confront modern states worldwide--including warfare, empire building, consensus forging, and political fragmentation--the authors also provide glimpses into everyday Roman life and perspective, demonstrating how Rome's growth as a state is inseparable from its social and cultural development. Firmly grounded in ancient literary and material sources, the text analyzes major political and military landmarks, from the Punic Wars through Constantine's adoption of Christianity. It also features thirty historical maps revised under the supervision of coauthor Richard J. A. Talbert, almost 100 illustrations, and textual extracts that provide fascinating cultural observations made by ancient Romans themselves. --
Costantino prima e dopo Costantino = Constantine before and after Constantine( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Italian and Multiple languages and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge companion to the Age of Constantine( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Companion offers students a comprehensive one-volume survey of this pivotal emperor and his times. Richly illustrated and designed as a survey accessible to all audiences, it also achieves a level of scholarly sophistication and originality that will be welcomed by the experts. The volume is divided into five sections that examine political history, religion, social and economic history, art, and foreign relations during the reign of Constantine, who steered the Roman Empire on a course parallel with his own personal development
The Age of Constantine( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of Constantine the Great by Jacob Burkhardt( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the major events that took place between the accession of Diocletian and the death of Constantine and discusses the people, places, and issues that influenced society during that time
Costantino prima e dopo Costantino Constantine before and after Constantine( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Italian and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Codex of Justinian : a new annotated translation, with parallel Latin and Greek text based on a translation by Justice Fred H. Blumen3 by Justinian( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Codex of Justinian : a new annotated translation, with parallel Latin and Greek text based on a translation by Justice Fred H. Blumen2 by Justinian( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Codex of Justinian : a new annotated translation, with parallel Latin and Greek text by Justinian( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Valens and the fourth century empire by Noel Emmanuel Lenski( )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constantine by Noel Emmanuel Lenski( )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Codex of Justinian. a new annotated translation, with parallel Latin and Greek text based on a translation by Justice Fred H. Blume : Books IV-VII( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Codex of Justinian is, together with the Digest, the core of the great Byzantine compilation of Roman law called the Corpus Iuris Civilis. The Codex gathers legal proclamations issued by Roman Emperors from the second to the sixth centuries C.E
The Coinage of the Peloponnese Under Septimius Severus by Jonathan Gress( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the reign of the emperor Septimius Severus the Peloponnese experienced a boom in civic minting. Prior to this, approximately ten cities had intermittently issued coins during the Imperial period, but under Severus that number grew to forty-three. I have compiled a catalog of 1113 published examples of Severan coins of the Peloponnese, which serves as the foundation for this study. In Chapter 2 I address the question of mint organization and conclude that Corinth, either by serving as a central mint or by supplying itinerant craftsmen, was responsible for much of the coinage struck during this period. In the next chapter, I argue that the reason for increased minting activity in the Peloponnese during this period may be a policy of decentralized bronze coinage production under Severus. Finally, I explore the iconography used on these coins, paying particular attention to the tendency of cities to choose "local" subjects
The Romans, from village to empire by Mary Taliaferro Boatwright( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Romans unfolds Rome's remarkable evolution from village to monarchy and then republic and finally to one-man rule by an emperor whose power at its peak stretched from Scotland to Iraq and the Nile Valley. Firmly grounded in ancient literary and material sources, the book captures and analyzes the outstanding political and military landmarks from the Punic Wars, to Caesar's conquest of Gaul and his crossing of the Rubicon, to the victory of Octavian over Mark Antony, to Constantine's adoption of Christianity. Here too are some of the most fascinating individuals ever to walk across the world stage, including Hannibal, Mithridates, Pompey, Cicero, Cleopatra, Augustus, Livia, Nero, Marcus Aurelius, and Shapur. The authors bring to life many aspects of Rome's cultural and social history, from the role of women, to literature, entertainments, town-planning, portraiture, and religion. The book incorporates more than 30 maps."--Jacket
 
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Failure of empire : Valens and the Roman state in the fourth century A.D.
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Lenski, N.

Lenski, Noel.

Lenski, Noel 1965-

Lenski, Noel E. 1965-

Lenski, Noel Emmanuel 1965-

Noel Emmanuel Lenski born 1965

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