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    DescriptionA fascinating survey of the life and enduring legacy of perhaps the greatest and most unjustly ignored of the Roman emperors-written by a richly gifted historian. In 312 A.D., Constantine-one of four Roman emperors ruling a divided empire-marched on Rome to establish his control. On the eve of the battle, a cross appeared to him in the sky with an exhortation, "By this sign conquer." Inscribing the cross on the shields of his soldiers, Constantine drove his rivals into the Tiber and claimed the imperial capital for himself. 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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    Title
    Constantine
    Subtitle
    Roman Emperor, Christian Victor
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Stephenson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 358
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 41 mm
    Weight: 612 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781590203248
    ISBN 10: 1590203240
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BIC subject category V2: BGX
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    BISAC V2.8: BIO014000
    B&T Approval Code: A13597010
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 937.08092
    DC22: 937.08092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO018000
    LC classification: DG315 .S74 2010
    Illustrations note
    colour plates
    Publisher
    Overlook Press
    Imprint name
    Overlook Press
    Publication date
    08 July 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    AUHTORBIO: Paul Stephenson is a professor of history at the University of Durham and a specialist in the early and middle Byzantine periods. His publications include "The Legend of Basil the Bulgar- slayer" and "Byzantium''s Balkan Frontier: A Political Study of the Northern Balkans, 900-1204". Stephenson has researched and taught in the UK, Germany and the USA.