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The Roman revolution of Constantine

Author: Raymond Van Dam
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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The reign of the emperor Constantine (306-337) marked a transformation of Rome's Mediterranean empire.

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Constantine, Emperor of Rome; Constantine, Emperor of Rome; Konstantin, Römisches Reich Kaiser; Kaiser I ) Konstantin (Römisches Reich
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond Van Dam
ISBN: 9780521133012 0521133017 9780521882095 0521882095
OCLC Number: 318672061
Notes: Originally published: 2007.
Description: xxi, 441 pages : map ; 23 cm
Contents: I: Augustus and Constantine --
A Roman empire without Rome --
Constantine's rescript to Hispellum --
His favorite rooster: old Rome and new Rome --
"Hope in his name": the Flavian dynasty --
Reading ahead --
II: A Greek Roman empire --
Constantine's dialogue with Orcistus --
"The most holy religion": petitioning the emperor --
"The Roman language": Latin and the Greek East --
Falling water --
III: Emperor and God --
"Begotten of the Gods": the Imperial Tetrarchy --
"Begotten from the Father": the Christian Trinity --
"Only-begotten son": history becomes theology --
The search for the Christian doctrine of the emperor --
Epilogue: One emperor.
Responsibility: Raymond Van Dam.
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'This diverse, far-reaching book is a penetrating, original study of a second Roman revolution, when the Roman Empire switched to a new universal religion within a generation. Highly recommended.' Read more...

 
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