Books on Constantine the Great the Emperor who Converted the Roman Empire to Christianity

Books on Constantine the Great the Emperor who Converted the Roman Empire to Christianity

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Title: The Life and Times of Constantine the Great: The First Christian Emperpor

Author(s): D. G. Kousoulas
ISBN 13: 9781419660412
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Title: Constantine the Emperor

With a critical eye aimed at earlier accounts of Constantine's life, the author aims to provide the most comprehensive, authoritative and readable account of the Roman emperor's extraordinary life.
Author(s): David Potter
ISBN 13: 9780190231620
Pages: 384
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Title: Constantine the Great: the Reorganisation of the Empire and Triumph of the Church

John Firth was a 20th century historian who wrote this comprehensive history of the Roman emperor Constantine the Great, who converted the empire to Christianity.
Author(s): John Firth
ISBN 13: 9781519681249
Pages: 170
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Title: Constantine The Great

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Author(s): John B. Firth
ISBN 13: 9781348196167
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Title: Constantine the Great

The Emperor Constantine was one of the great, charismatic figures of the ancient world. He was directly responsible for two momentous transformations that greatly affected our history and civilization: the founding of Constantinople as the Roman capital and the conversion of the Roman Empire to Christianity. With knowledge gained from modern research in all relevant fields, including archaeology, papyrology, and art history, Michael Grant traces the controversies that surround this intriguing ruler back to their very beginnings. He draws a compelling portrait of Constantine, assessing the emperor's achievements as a general in command of his armies and as a resourceful politician and reformer. In art, politics, economics, social developments, and particularly in religion, the life of Constantine acts as a bridge between past and present. Michael Grant goes beyond the bias of literary sources and reveals the private man behind the public persona: the superstitious beliefs underpinning Constantine's hallucinatory visions and dreams that heralded his conversion to Christianity; his persecution of paganism in the name of Christianity that set precedents for centuries to come; and the relationship between church and state that gave way to the totalitarianism of the Late Roman Empire. Was he the last notable Roman emperor, or the first medieval monarch? Was the great convert a saint and hero, or should we regard him as a murderer who killed his wife, his eldest son, and many of his friends to further his own ambitions? These are just some of the issues raised in this revelatory biography.
Author(s): Michael Grant
ISBN 13: 9780684195209
Pages: 288
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Title: Constantine the Great General

Constantine the Great is a titanic figure in Roman, and indeed world history. Most famed for making Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire (and thus ensuring its survival and spread), and for moving the seat of imperial rule to 'New Rome' (Constantinople), he is most often studied for his religious and political impact. But it is often forgotten that his power and success was made possible by the use of armed force, in an impressive military career which is well worthy of study in its own right. Constantine won victories over external barbarian armies as well as defeating the Roman armies of his internal rivals in civil war.

Elizabeth James sets the scene with a discussion of the nature of the Roman army as it emerged in evolved form from the Third Century Crisis, describing the make up of the armies, their weapons and tactics, and the impact of Constantine's policies and reforms. She then examines each of Constantine's campaigns and battles, (including the British campaign which led to his proclamation as emperor at York) to show that he deserves to be remembered as a great general as well as a great emperor. This will be a welcome study of a neglected facet of this historical colossus.

Author(s): Elizabeth James
ISBN 13: 9781848841185
Pages: 192
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Title: Life of Constantine

Author(s): Eusebius
ISBN 13: 9780198149248
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Title: The Emperor Constantine

Author(s): H. Pohlsander
ISBN 13: 9780415319386
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Title: Constantine the Great: and The Christian Revolution

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.
Author(s): G. P. Baker
ISBN 13: 9780815411581
Pages: 384
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Title: Constantine, Divine Emperor of the Christian Golden Age

The book examines in detail a wide variety of evidence, including literature, secular and religious architectural monuments, coins, sculpture, and other works of art.
Author(s): Jonathan Bardill
ISBN 13: 9781107538986
Pages: 461
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