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Constantine the Emperor

Potter, D. S. (David Stone), 1957- Book - 2013 921 Constantine 1 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 3.3 out of 5

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Imperial resurrection. The crisis of AD 260 ; The renewal of the Roman Empire -- Diocletian. The new emperor ; Emperors and subjects ; A new look ; Persia and the Caesars -- Constantine and Diocletian. The court of Diocletian ; Imperial edicts and moral crusades ; Minervina ; The succession -- Fathers and sons. The new regime ; Maxentius and Fausta ; The end of Maximian -- The road to Rome. The gathering storm ; The battle of the Milvian Bridge ; Freedom of worship ; The conversion of Constantine -- War and peace. Reworking past and future ; Governing the empire ; Maximus and Bassus ; The Donatist controversy -- Triumph and tragedy. The defeat of Licinius ; The eastern empire ; Constantine speaks to the bishops ; The Arian controversy ; Nicaea ; Constantinople and Rome -- Ruler of the world. Constantine's government ; Constantinople ; An ordered society ; Christians, pagans, and Jews ; Neighbors ; End times -- Appendix. Finding Constantine.
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.


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New York : Oxford University Press, c2013.
Year Published: 2013
Description: xiv, 368 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book


Constantine -- I, -- Emperor of Rome, -- d. 337.
Emperors -- Rome -- Biography.
Religion and state -- Rome -- History.
Rome -- History -- Constantine I, the Great, 306-337.