Roman Emperor Constantine is one of the most momentous figures in the history of Christianity, a ruler whose conversion turned the cult of Jesus into a world religion. Classical scholar Baker tells of the changing Roman world in which Constantine rose to poweran empire where feudalism was replacing the old senatorial government and the lands of the empire were split into two regions. It was also a place where customs from the East were replacing the old Roman values, preparing the way for the Byzantine Empire. Baker describes Constantine's unique conversion (which apparently did not prevent him from sacrificing to idols), his wars to control first the Roman army and then the Germans and the lands of Asia Minor, and finally the founding of Constantinople and the establishment of the monarchial system that dominated Europe for over a thousand years.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
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About the Author
Historian G. P. Baker (1879-1951) is the author of Hannibal, Augustus, Sulla the Fortunate, and Tiberius Caesar.
Table of Contents
|I||The First Death||1|
|III||Constantius, Constantine and the Beast||55|
|IV||The Start from York||84|
|V||The Second Career of Maximian Herculius||112|
|VI||The Conquest of Italy||139|
|VII||The Illyrian Campaign||164|
|VIII||The New Empire||190|
|IX||The Conquest of the East, and the Council of Nicaea||216|
|X||Rome and Constantinople||243|
|XI||The Problems of the North, and the Problems of the South||269|
|XII||The Testament of Constantine||295|
|XIII||The Second Death||321|
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Constantine the Great and the Christian Revolution based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
It is a very well researched book. Full of detail, explanations and motives before and after his life. G.P. Baker was an amazingly skilled writer. I have enjoyed his work very much and invite anyone to read this book who may have an interest about Constantine, Rome, or to learn more about Christian history.