Constantine / Edition 1

Constantine / Edition 1

by Samuel N. C. Lieu
     
 

Constantine examines the reign of Constantine, the first Christian emperor and the founder of Constantinople. From a variety of angles: historical, historiographical and mythical. The volume examines the circumstances of Constantine's reign and the historical problems surrounding them, the varied accounts of Constantine's life and the plethora of popular

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Constantine examines the reign of Constantine, the first Christian emperor and the founder of Constantinople. From a variety of angles: historical, historiographical and mythical. The volume examines the circumstances of Constantine's reign and the historical problems surrounding them, the varied accounts of Constantine's life and the plethora of popular medieval legends surrounding the reign, to reveal the different visions and representations of the emperor from saint and patron of the Western church to imperial prototype. Constantine: History, Historiography and Legend presents a comprehensive and arresting study of this important and controversial emperor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415107471
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/16/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
1Introduction1
Pt. IConstantine: history and historiography5
2Constantine, Athanasius and the Christian Church7
3Christianity and the Late Roman Army21
4The cities of Asia Minor in the age of Constantine52
5The illegitimacy of Constantine and the birth of the tetrarchy74
6Some Constantinian documents in the Vita Constantini86
Pt. IIConstantine: Legend105
7Biographical Models: the Constantinian period and beyond107
8From history to legend and legend to history: The medieval and Byzantine transformation of Constantine's Vita136
9Constantine in Coptic: Egyptian constructions of Constantine the Great177
10Constantine, St. Aldhelm and the Loathly Lady189
Bibliography207
Indices231

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