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Peter Heather is a historian of Late Antiquity
Late Antiquity
Late Antiquity is a periodization used by historians to describe the time of transition from Classical Antiquity to the Middle Ages, in both mainland Europe and the Mediterranean world. Precise boundaries for the period are a matter of debate, but noted historian of the period Peter Brown proposed...

 and the Early Middle Ages
Early Middle Ages
The Early Middle Ages was the period of European history lasting from the 5th century to approximately 1000. The Early Middle Ages followed the decline of the Western Roman Empire and preceded the High Middle Ages...

, currently Professor of Medieval History at King's College London
King's College London
King's College London is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom and a constituent college of the federal University of London. King's has a claim to being the third oldest university in England, having been founded by King George IV and the Duke of Wellington in 1829, and...

. He has held appointments at University College London
University College London
University College London is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom and the oldest and largest constituent college of the federal University of London...

 and Yale University
Yale University
Yale University is a private, Ivy League university located in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States...

 and was Fellow and Tutor in Medieval History at Worcester College, Oxford
Worcester College, Oxford
Worcester College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. The college was founded in the eighteenth century, but its predecessor on the same site had been an institution of learning since the late thirteenth century...

 until December 2007. He joined the History Department of King's College London
King's College London
King's College London is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom and a constituent college of the federal University of London. King's has a claim to being the third oldest university in England, having been founded by King George IV and the Duke of Wellington in 1829, and...

 in January 2008. Heather was born in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland is one of the four countries of the United Kingdom. Situated in the north-east of the island of Ireland, it shares a border with the Republic of Ireland to the south and west...

 in 1960. He was educated at Maidstone Grammar School
Maidstone Grammar School
Maidstone Grammar School is a grammar school located in Maidstone, United Kingdom. It was founded in 1549.-Admissions:The school takes boys at the age of 11 and over by examination and boys and girls at 16+ on their GCSE results. The school currently has almost 1200 students and approximately 120...

 and New College, Oxford
New College, Oxford
New College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.- Overview :The College's official name, College of St Mary, is the same as that of the older Oriel College; hence, it has been referred to as the "New College of St Mary", and is now almost always...

 (MA
Master of Arts (Oxbridge)
In the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Dublin, Bachelors of Arts of these universities are admitted to the degree of Master of Arts or Master in Arts on application after six or seven years' seniority as members of the university .There is no examination or study required for the degree...

, DPhil
Doctor of Philosophy
Doctor of Philosophy, abbreviated as Ph.D., PhD, D.Phil., or DPhil , in English-speaking countries, is a postgraduate academic degree awarded by universities...

).

Select list of publications

  • Peter Heather, The Goths and the Balkans, A.D. 350-500 (University of Oxford
    University of Oxford
    The University of Oxford is a university located in Oxford, United Kingdom. It is the second-oldest surviving university in the world and the oldest in the English-speaking world. Although its exact date of foundation is unclear, there is evidence of teaching as far back as 1096...

     DPhil thesis 1987)
  • Peter Heather and John Matthews, The Goths in the Fourth Century (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press
    Liverpool University Press
    Liverpool University Press, founded in 1899, is the third oldest university press in England after Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press....

    , 1991)
  • Peter Heather, Goths and Romans 332-489 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991)
  • Peter Heather, 'The Huns and the End of the Roman Empire in Western Europe', English Historical Review cx (1995), pp. 4-41
  • Peter Heather, The Goths (Oxford: Blackwell Publishing
    Blackwell Publishing
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    , 1996)
  • Peter Heather, ed., The Visigoths from the Migration Period to the Seventh Century: an ethnographic perspective (Woodbridge: Boydell, 1999)
  • Peter Heather, 'The Late Roman Art of Client Management: Imperial Defence in the Fourth Century West' in Walter Pohl, Ian Wood, and Helmut Reimitz, eds., The Transformation of Frontiers: From Late Antiquity to the Carolingians (Leiden; Boston: Brill Publishers
    Brill Publishers
    Brill is an international academic publisher founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands. With offices in Leiden and Boston, Brill today publishes more than 134 journals and around 600 new books and reference works each year...

    , 2001), pp. 15-68
  • Peter Heather, 'State, Lordship and Community in the West (c.AD 400-600)' in Averil Cameron
    Averil Cameron
    Dame Averil Millicent Cameron, DBE, FBA is Professor of Late Antique and Byzantine History in the University of Oxford, and was formerly the Warden of Keble College, Oxford between 1994 and 2010....

    , Bryan Ward-Perkins
    Bryan Ward-Perkins
    Bryan Ward-Perkins is an archaeologist and historian of the later Roman Empire and early Middle Ages, with a particular focus on the transitional period between those two eras, an historical sub-field also known as Late Antiquity. His published work has focused primarily on the urban and economic...

    , and Michael Whitby, eds., The Cambridge Ancient History, Volume xiv, Late Antiquity: Empire and Successors, A.D. 425-600 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
    Cambridge University Press
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    , 2000), pp. 437-468
  • Peter Heather, The Fall of the Roman Empire: a New History of Rome and the Barbarians (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006)
  • Peter Heather, Empires and Barbarians: Migration, Development and the Birth of Europe (London: Macmillan
    Macmillan Publishers
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    , 2009)

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