Constantine the Great: and The Christian Revolution

Constantine the Great: and The Christian Revolution

by G. P. Baker


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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 power—an 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780815411581
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/28/2001
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.64(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

Historian G. P. Baker (1879-1951) is the author of Hannibal, Augustus, Sulla the Fortunate, and Tiberius Caesar.

Table of Contents

IThe First Death1
IIIConstantius, Constantine and the Beast55
IVThe Start from York84
VThe Second Career of Maximian Herculius112
VIThe Conquest of Italy139
VIIThe Illyrian Campaign164
VIIIThe New Empire190
IXThe Conquest of the East, and the Council of Nicaea216
XRome and Constantinople243
XIThe Problems of the North, and the Problems of the South269
XIIThe Testament of Constantine295
XIIIThe Second Death321

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ThunderMan More than 1 year ago
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.