Constantine: Roman Emperor, Christian Victor

Constantine: Roman Emperor, Christian Victor

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By (author) Paul Stephenson

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  • Publisher: Overlook Press
  • Format: Hardback | 358 pages
  • Dimensions: 157mm x 229mm x 38mm | 590g
  • Publication date: 10 June 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 1590203240
  • ISBN 13: 9781590203248
  • Illustrations note: colour plates
  • Sales rank: 727,068

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Under Constantine, Christianity emerged from the shadows, its adherents no longer persecuted. Constantine united the western and eastern halves of the Roman Empire. He founded a new capital city, Constantinople. Thereafter the Christian Roman Empire endured in the East, while Rome itself fell to the barbarian hordes Paul Stephenson offers a nuanced and deeply satisfying account of a man whose cultural and spiritual renewal of the Roman Empire gave birth to the idea of a unified Christian Europe underpinned by a commitment to religious tolerance.

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"Stephenson writes in a very accessible style, and I would recommend this book to any non-specialist who is looking for a basic survey of Constantine''s career."---"NYMAS Review"