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Constantine : Roman Emperor, Christian Victor

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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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 358 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 40.64mm | 612.35g
  • Overlook Press
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • colour plates
  • 1590203240
  • 9781590203248
  • 887,234

Review quote

"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"show more

About Professor of History and Head of the School of History and Heritage Paul Stephenson

Paul Stephenson is a professor of history at Durham University 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."show more