The Emperor Constantine

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Psychology Press, 2004 - 122 pagina's
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.
 

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Introduction
1
Constant nes rise to power
13
Constantines conversion
22
Constantine as the sole ruler of the West
31
The conflict with Licinius
40
The Arian controversy the Council of Nicaea and
48
The crisis in the imperial family
56
The new Rome
63
Constantines government
73
Constantines final years death and burial
80
An assessment
90
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