Constantine The Emperor

Author: David Potter
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190231629
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With a critical eye aimed at earlier accounts of Constantine's life, the author aims to provide the most comprehensive, authoritative and readable account of the Roman emperor's extraordinary life.

Constantine The Great

Author: Elizabeth Hartley
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"Constantine the Great: York's Roman Emperor celebrates the 1700th anniversary of the proclamation of Constantine as Emperor in York on 25th July 306. In a series of multi-disciplinary essays, and a fully illustrated, scholarly catalogue of objects, the book is a major contribution to the study of the material and visual evidence for Constantine's reign." "The geographic range of the book is the Roman Empire, with the focus mainly on the Western Empire. Key themes include the transition from the Classical to the Medieval world, and from paganism to Christianity. The book brings together for the first time a fascinating range of objects to support its arguments, mot notably: the monumnetal marble head of Constantine from York; the mosaic roundel woth Christʼs head from Hinton St. Mary, Dorset; the earliest Christian silver hoard in the Roman Empire fromWater Newton, Cambridgeshire; the Late Roman silver hoard from Traprain Law, Scotland; the building inscription of Constantius from Hadrianʼs Wall, Northumberland; medallioins, coins and jewellery from Arras, France; early Christina tombstones from Trier, Germany; a papyrus fragment with text of the Constantine letter to the people of Palestine of 324, from the British Library; and the silver gilt personification of Constantinople from the Esquiline Treasure. "--BOOK JACKET. Also includes information on Anglo Saxon England, animals, Bible, Britain, Christianity, symbols of Christianity, churches, clothing, coins and mints, Constantinople, Diocletian, economy, Eusebius (Bishop of Caesarea), glassware, hair and hairstyles, inscriptions, jewelry, manuscripts and papyri, mosaics, paganism, Rome, silver, statuary and sculpture, treasures and hoards, etc.

Constantine The Great And The Christian Revolution

Author: George Philip Baker
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0815411588
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This sharp, engaging biography details the life and achievements of Constantine the Great who unified the Roman Empire, adopted Christianity as its official religion, and transferred the capital of the Empire from Rome to Constantinople.

The Life And Times Of Constantine The Great

Author: Dimitrios George Kousoulas
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Appendices include: The Administrative subdivision of the Roman Empire and Coins from the Constantine period.

The Age Of Constantine The Great 1949

Author: Jacob Burckhardt
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0429870213
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Republished in 1949, Jacob Burckhardt’s brilliant study, first published in Germany in 1852, has survived all its critics and presents today perhaps a more intelligible and a more valid picture of events, their nexus, and their relevance than any later study. This English version is apt to the moment. No epoch of remote history can be so relevant to modern interests as the period of transition between the ancient and the medieval world, when a familiar order of things visibly died and was supplanted by a new. Other transitions become apparent only in retrospect; that of the age of Constantine, like our own, was patent to contemporaries. Old institutions, in the sphere of culture as of government, had grown senile; economic balances were altered; peoples hitherto on the peripheries of civilization demanded attention, and a new and revolutionary social doctrine with an enormous emotional appeal was spread abroad by men with a religious zeal for a new and authoritarian cosmopolitanism and with a religious certainty that their end justified their means. For us, contemporary developments have made the analogy inescapable, but Jacob Burckhardt’s insight led him to a singularly clear apprehension of the meaning of the transition almost a century ago, and the analogy implicit in his book is the more impressive as it was unpremeditated.

The Emperor Constantine

Author: Hans A. Pohlsander
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415319386
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Emperor Constantine provides a convenient and concise introduction to one of the most important figures in ancient history. Taking into account the historiographical debates of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Hans A. Pohlsander: * describes the Roman world into which Constantine was born * assesses Constantine's ability as a soldier and statesman * emphasizes the significance of Constantine as Rome's first Christian emperor * discusses the importance of the establishment of the new capital of Byzantium * gives an even-handed assessment of Constantine's achievements. This second edition is updated throughout to take into account the latest research on the subject. Also included is a revised introduction and an enlarged bibliography.

The Age Of Constantine The Great

Author: Jacob Burckhardt
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520046803
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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.

Constantine The Great

Author: John Firth
Editor: Ozymandias Press
ISBN: 1531267254
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THE catastrophe of the fall of Rome, with all that its fall signified to the fifth century, came very near to accomplishment in the third. There was a long period when it seemed as though nothing could save the Empire. Her prestige sank to the vanishing point. Her armies had forgotten what it was to win a victory over a foreign enemy. Her Emperors were worthless and incapable. On every side the frontiers were being pierced and the barriers were giving way...

Constantine The Great Christianity And Constantinople

Author: Terry Julian
Editor: Trafford Publishing
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Since Jesus Christ, only two people have affected the life or death of christianity: Saint Paul with his missionary success and Constantine The Great with his divine revelation. Constantine was the emperor who turned the Roman Empire from persecuting Christians to promoting them and this resulted in major and lasting consequences for Christianity. He created an environment for Christianity to evolve from a fringe society to become the single most important influence on Western civilization. In addition to being the greatest builder of Christian churches, Constantine created Constantinople, today's Istanbul a centre that kept Christianity and classical literature alive for a thousand years.

Constantine The Great

Author: John Holland Smith
Editor: Hamish Hamilton
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Constantine The Great General

Author: Stephen English
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1781599505
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Constantine the Great is a titanic figure in Roman, and indeed world history. Most famed for making Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire (and thus ensuring its survival and spread), and for moving the seat of imperial rule to 'New Rome' (Constantinople), he is most often studied for his religious and political impact. But it is often forgotten that his power and success was made possible by the use of armed force, in an impressive military career which is well worthy of study in its own right. Constantine won victories over external barbarian armies as well as defeating the Roman armies of his internal rivals in civil war.Elizabeth James sets the scene with a discussion of the nature of the Roman army as it emerged and evolved from from the Third Century Crisis, describing the make up of the armies, their weapons and tactics, and the impact of Constantine's policies and reforms. She then examines each of Constantine's campaigns and battles, (including the British campaign which led to his proclamation as emperor at York) to show that he deserves to be remembered as a great general as well as a great emperor. This will be a welcome study of a neglected facet of this historical colossus.

The Roman Empire Under Constantine The Great

Author: Matthew Bridges
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Constantine And The Cities

Author: Noel Lenski
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812292235
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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.

Constantine The Great

Author: Michael Grant
Editor: Macmillan Reference USA
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Assesses the achievements of the man who founded Constantinople and converted the Roman Empire to Christianity

Constantine The Great

Author: Captivating History
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Constantine the Great is a complex figure surrounded by controversies and contradictions. The sources history left for us to read are often biased one way or the other as he is the first Christian Roman emperor.

Constantine The Great The First Christian Roman Emperor Biography

Author: Biographiq
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ISBN: 9781599861036
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Constantine the Great - The First Christian Roman Emperor is the biography of Constantine the Great, commonly known as Constantine I, proclaimed Augustus by his troops in 306 A.D., and ruled an ever-growing portion of the Roman Empire until his death. Best known for being the first Christian Roman Emperor, the Edict of Milan - issued by his co-emperor Licinius - helped to put an end to institutionalized persecution of Christians in the Empire. Although he is not included in the Latin Church's list of saints, which does recognize several other Constantines as saints, he is revered under the title "The Great" for his contributions to Christianity. Constantine the Great - The First Christian Roman Emperor is highly recommended for those interested in the history and story of this important Roman Emperor.

The Emperor Constantine

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1610970217
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A brief 'Prologue' by the 'Church' introduces the career of Constantine (from AD 305-337) with scenes from the empires of both west and east, concentrating on Constantine's progress to imperial power and inevitably in religious belief. He discovers Christ to be the God who has made him his earthly vice-regent as single Emperor. Summoning the Council of Nicaea in 325, an invigorating debate results in the acceptance of Constantine's formula that Christ is 'of one substance with God.' The implications of the Creed of Nicaea are revealed in the last part of the play in which it is Constantine's mother, Helena, who brings him to the realization that he needs redemption by Christ for his political and military life as well as for the domestic tragedy which has resulted in the death of his son.

The Sons Of Constantine Ad 337 361

Author: Nicholas Baker-Brian
Editor: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030398986
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This edited collection focuses on the Roman empire during the period from AD 337 to 361. During this period the empire was ruled by three brothers: Constantine II (337-340), Constans I (337-350) and Constantius II (337-361). These emperors tend to be cast into shadow by their famous father Constantine, the first Christian Roman emperor (306-337), and their famous cousin Julian, the last pagan Roman emperor (361-363). The traditional concentration on the historically renowned figures of Constantine and Julian is understandable but comes at a significant price: the neglect of the period between the death of Constantine and the reign of Julian and of the rulers who governed the empire in this period. The reigns of the sons of Constantine, especially that of the longest-lived Constantius II, mark a moment of great historical significance. As the heirs of Constantine they became the guardians of his legacy, and they oversaw the nature of the world in which Julian was to grow up. The thirteen contributors to this volume assess their influence on imperial, administrative, cultural, and religious facets of the empire in the fourth century.

Constantine Divine Emperor Of The Christian Golden Age

Author: Jonathan Bardill
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521764238
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"Constantine was the first Roman emperor to convert to Christianity. The book explores the emperor's image as conveyed through literature, art, and architecture, and shows how Constantine reconciled the tradition of imperial divinity with his monotheistic faith. It demonstrates how the traditional themes and imagery of kingship were exploited to portray the emperor as the saviour of his people and to assimilate him to Christ. This is the first book to study simultaneously both archaeological and historical information to build a picture of the emperor's image and propaganda. It is extensively illustrated" --Provided by publisher.

The Emperor Constantine

Author: Michael Grant
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780222807
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A study of one of the ancient world's most fascinating figures. Fascinating and readable biography by a great populariser of classical civilisation. Directly responsible for momentous transformations of the Imperial scene, Constantine will always be famous as the 1st Christian Emperor of Rome, and for refounding ancient Byzantium as Constantinople - events which rank amongst the most significant in history. In art, politics, economics and particularly in religion, the life of Constantine acts as a bridge between past and present. Was he the last notable Roman Emperor, or the first medieval monarch ? Was the Great convert a saint and hero, or should we regard him as a murderer who killed his wife, his eldest son , and many of his friends to further his own ambitions? These are just some of the issues that are raised in this stimulating biography.