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The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Constantine

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Part of Cambridge Companions to the Ancient World

Noel Lenski, Bruno Bleckmann, Simon Corcoran, Robert M. Frakes, H. A. Drake, Mark Edwards, A. D. Lee, Christopher Kelly, Caroline Humfress, Georges Depeyrot, Jaś Elsner, Mark J. Johnson, Samuel N. C. Lieu, Hugh Elton, Michael Kulikowski, Elizabeth Key Fowden
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  • Date Published: November 2005
  • availability: Replaced by 9781107601109
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521521574

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  • This Companion offers students a comprehensive one-volume survey of this pivotal emperor and his times. Richly illustrated and designed as a survey accessible to all audiences, it also achieves a level of scholarly sophistication and originality that will be welcomed by the experts. The volume is divided into five sections that examine political history, religion, social and economic history, art, and foreign relations during the reign of Constantine, who steered the Roman Empire on a course parallel with his own personal development.

    • The only comprehensive treatment of all aspects of Constantine and his times
    • Furnished with over fifty illustrations
    • Readable survey accessible to all audiences, and also achieves a level of scholarly sophistication and interpretation welcomed by experts
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    "This companion is an introduction to the study of the history of the Roman emperor Constantine. Sixteen international contributors wrote articles in their special fields for this book...There is an extensive bibliography with primary sources and translations and seconday sources with citations in various languages." --American Reference Books Annual

    "This book is chock-full of information and interpretation and is a welcome addition to libraries and to scholars' bookshelves." --Michael Heintz, University of Notre Dame: Religious Studies Review

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    • Date Published: November 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521521574
    • length: 488 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.872kg
    • availability: Replaced by 9781107601109
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Contributors
    Acknowledgements
    Abbreviations
    Introduction Noel Lenski
    1. Sources for the history of Constantine Bruno Bleckmann
    Part I. Politics and Personalities:
    2. Before Constantine Simon Corcoran
    3. The reign of Constantine Noel Lenski
    4. The dynasty of Constantine down to 363 Robert M. Frakes
    Part II. Religion and Spiritual Life:
    5. The impact of Constantine on Christianity H. A. Drake
    6. The beginnings of Christianization Mark Edwards
    7. Traditional religion A. D. Lee
    Part III. Law and Society:
    8. Bureaucracy and government Christopher Kelly
    9. Civil law and social life Caroline Humfress
    10. Economy and society Georges Depeyrot
    Part IV. Art and Culture:
    11. Perspectives in art Jaś Elsner
    12. Architecture of Empire Mark J. Johnson
    13. Constantine in legendary literature Samuel N. C. Lieu
    Part V. Empire and Beyond:
    14. Warfare and the military Hugh Elton
    15. Constantine and the Northern barbarians Michael Kulikowski
    16. Constantine and the peoples of the Eastern Frontier Elizabeth Key Fowden
    Appendices
    Maps
    Primary sources and translations
    Secondary bibliography
    Index.

  • Editor

    Noel Lenski, University of Colorado, Boulder
    Noel Lenski is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. A specialist in the history of Late Antiquity, he is the author of numerous articles on military, political, cultural and social history, and the monograph Failure of Empire: Valens and the Roman State in the Fourth Century AD.

    Contributors

    Noel Lenski, Bruno Bleckmann, Simon Corcoran, Robert M. Frakes, H. A. Drake, Mark Edwards, A. D. Lee, Christopher Kelly, Caroline Humfress, Georges Depeyrot, Jaś Elsner, Mark J. Johnson, Samuel N. C. Lieu, Hugh Elton, Michael Kulikowski, Elizabeth Key Fowden

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