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When our world became Christian, 312-394

Author: Paul Veyne; Janet Lloyd
Publisher: Cambridge ; Malden, MA : Polity, ©2010.
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This short book by one of France's leading historians deals with a big question: how was it that Christianity, that masterpiece of religious invention, managed, between 300 and 400 AD, to impose itself upon the whole of the Western world? In his erudite and inimitable way, Paul Veyne suggests three possible explanations. Was it because a Roman emperor, Constantine, who was master of the Western world at the time,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Konstantin, Römisches Reich Kaiser
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Veyne; Janet Lloyd
ISBN: 9780745644981 0745644988 9780745644998 0745644996
OCLC Number: 458735293
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: "First published in French as Quand notre monde est devenu chrétien"--Title page verso.
Description: vi, 248 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Constantine : the saviour of humanity --
Christianity : a masterpiece --
The church : another masterpiece --
The dream of the Milvian Bridge : Constantine's faith and his conversion --
The motives, both major and minor, for Constantine's conversion --
Constantine, the church's "president" --
An ambivalent century, with an empire at once pagan and Christian --
Christianity wavers, then triumphs --
A partial and mixed state religion : the fate of the Jews --
Was there an ideology? --
Does Europe have Christian roots? --
Appendix: Polytheisms and monolatry in ancient Judaism.
Other Titles: Quand notre monde est devenu chrétien, (312-394).
Responsibility: Paul Veyne ; translated by Janet Lloyd.

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