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The Cambridge companion to the Age of Constantine

Author: Noel Emmanuel Lenski
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This Companion offers students a comprehensive one-volume survey of this pivotal emperor and his times. Richly illustrated and designed as a survey accessible to all audiences, it also achieves a level of scholarly sophistication and originality that will be welcomed by the experts. The volume is divided into five sections that examine political history, religion, social and economic history, art, and foreign  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Constantine, Emperor of Rome; Constantin, empereur romain; Constantine, Emperor of Rome; Konstantin, Römisches Reich Kaiser I.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Noel Emmanuel Lenski
ISBN: 0521818389 0521521572 9780521818384 9780521521574
OCLC Number: 59402008
Language Note: Text in English; includes one essay translated from German.
Description: xviii, 469 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Abbreviations --
Introduction / Noel Lenski --
Sources for the history of Constantine / Bruno Bleckmann --
Politics and personalities. Before Constantine / Simon Corcoran. The reign of Constantine / Noel Lenski. The dynasty of Constantine down to 363 / Robert M. Frakes --
Religion and spiritual life. The impact of Constantine on Christianity / H.A. Drake. The beginnings of Christianization / Mark Edwards. Traditional religions / A.D. Lee --
Law and society. Bureaucracy and government / Christopher Kelly. Civil law and social life / Caroline Humfress. Economy and society / Georges Depeyrot --
Art and culture. Perspectives in art / Jaś Elsner. Architecture of empire / Mark J. Johnson. Constantine in legendary literature / Samuel N.C. Lieu --
Empire and beyond. Warfare and the military / Hugh Elton. Constantine and the northern barbarians / Michael Kulikowski. Constantine and the peoples of the eastern frontier / Elizabeth Key Fowden --
Appendix 1 : stemmata --
Appendix 2 : timeline --
Maps.
Other Titles: Companion to the Age of Constantine
Age of Constantine
Responsibility: edited by Noel Lenski.
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This Companion offers students a comprehensive one-volume survey of this pivotal emperor and his times. Richly illustrated and designed as a survey accessible to all audiences, it also achieves a level of scholarly sophistication and originality that will be welcomed by the experts. The volume is divided into five sections that examine political history, religion, social and economic history, art, and foreign relations during the reign of Constantine, who steered the Roman Empire on a course parallel with his own personal development.

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