Constantine and the Christian Empire

ISBN-10: 041564514X

ISBN-13: 9780415645140

Edition: 2nd 2013 (Revised)

Authors: Charles Odahl

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This biographical narrative is a detailed portrayal of the life and career of the first Christian emperor Constantine the Great (273 – 337). Combining vivid narrative and historical analysis, Charles Odahl relates the rise of Constantine amid the crises of the late Roman world, his dramatic conversion to and public patronage of Christianity, and his church building programs in Rome, Jerusalem and Constantinople which transformed the pagan state of Roman antiquity into the Christian empire medieval Byzantium. The author’s comprehensive knowledge of the literary sources and his extensive research into the material remains of the period mean that this volume provides a more rounded and accurate portrait of Constantine than previously available.This revised second edition includes:An expanded and revised final chapterA new Genealogy and an expanded ChronologyNew illustrationsRevised and updated Notes and BibliographyA landmark publication in Roman Imperial, early Christian, and Byzantine history, Constantine and the Christian Empirewill remain the standard account of the subject for years to come.
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List price: $32.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 8/28/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 440
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430

The Subject and Ancient Sources
The Imperial Crisis and Illyrian Emperors
The First Tetrarchy and the Caesar's Son
The Gallic Emperor and the Dying Persecutors
The Italian Campaign and Constantine's Conversion
Religious Concerns and Apostolic Rome
The Eastern Crusade and the Nicene Council
The Dynastic Tragedy and Helena's Pilgrimage
Imperial Concerns and Christian Constantinople
The Final Campaigns and the Emperor's Heirs
The Thirteenth Apostle and the Christian Empire
The Legacy and Modern Interpretations
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