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Constantine Dynasty, Religion and Power in the Later Roman Empire

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ISBN-10: 1405117273

ISBN-13: 9781405117272

Edition: 2011

Authors: Timothy D. Barnes, Timothy Barnes

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Drawing on recent scholarly advances and new evidence, Timothy Barnes offers a fresh and exciting study of Constantine and his life. First study of Constantine to make use of Kevin Wilkinsonrs"s re-dating of the poet Palladas to the reign of Constantine, disproving the predominant scholarly belief that Constantine remained tolerant in matters of religion to the end of his reign Clearly sets out the problems associated with depictions of Constantine and answers them with great clarity Includes Barnesrs" own research into the marriage of Constantiners"s parents, Constantiners"s status as a crown prince and his fatherrs"s legitimate heir, and his dynastic plans
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Book details

List price: $97.25
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 9/24/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Timothy D. Barnes is Professor of Classics at the University of Toronto.

Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction
Official Lies and the ?Constantinian Question?
The Progress of Historical Research
Contemporary Perspectives on Constantine
Coins, Inscriptions and Monuments
The Soldier and the Stable-Girl
The Social Status of Helena
The Marriage of Constantine?s Parents
Constantius? Second Wife
The Later Life of Helena
Constantine, the Ruins of Babylon and the Court of Pharaoh
The Diocletianic Tetrarchy (293-305)
The Appointment of New Emperors
Constantine in the East (293-305)
The Dynastic Coup of 305
The Road to Rome
Constantine?s Recognition as a Legitimate Emperor
Politics and Warfare 306-310
The Vision of Constantine
The Invasion of Italy
Constantine in Rome and Christmas 312
Constantinian Churches in Rome
Annex: The Legal Status of Constantine, 306-311
Brothers-in-Law
Constantine and Licinius in Milan
Was there an ?Edict of Milan??
Towards War
From Cibalae (316) to Chrysopolis (324)
The Transformation of the East
The Foundation of Constantinople
An Imperial Sermon
The Council of Nicaea
A Christian Capital for a Christian Roman Empire
Pro-Christian Legislation
Constantine and Ecclesiastical Politics
East and West in the Fourth Century
Dynastic Politics after the Council of Nicaea
The Deaths of Crispus and Fausta
A Third Wife for Constantine?
The Organisation of the Empire
Constantine?s Dynastic Plans
An Astrologer?s Praise of Constantine
Epilogue
Tables A. Marriage Alliances and Children: Members of the Imperial College 293-311
B. Children and Grandchildren of Constantius, the Father of Constantine
C. The Dynastic Marriages of 335 and 336
Appendices 1. The Career of Lactantius
Galerius? Sarmatian Victories
The Panegyrici Latini and Constantine
Eusebius, On Easter (De Solemnitate Paschali)
Nicagoras in Egypt
Praxagoras of Athens
An Anonymous Panegyric of Constantine Notes
Bibliography
Index