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The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Constantine

2nd Edition

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: March 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107601109


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  • The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Constantine offers students a comprehensive one-volume survey of this pivotal emperor and his times. Richly illustrated and designed as a readable survey accessible to all audiences, it also achieves a level of scholarly sophistication and a freshness of interpretation that will be welcomed by 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. Each chapter examines the intimate interplay between emperor and empire, and between a powerful personality and his world. Collectively, they show how both were mutually affected in ways that shaped the world of Late Antiquity and even affect our own world today. This edition has been revised, the notes and bibliography have been updated and a new preface has been added.

    • 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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    Reviews & endorsements

    '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 secondary 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, Religious Studies Review

    'Complete with black and white photographic illustration, fully referenced chapters, a timeline, maps of the empire, a list of primary sources and translations as well as a full bibliography, this revised edition presents an ancient world united by politics and personality, an interplay that continues to resonate in the present day.' Louise Ellis-Barrett, Reference Reviews

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: March 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107601109
    • length: 492 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.76kg
    • contains: 75 b/w illus. 12 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    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
    Primary sources and translations
    Secondary bibliography

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Biographical Seminar on Constantine
    • History of Western Civilization
    • The Later Roman Empire
    • The age of Constantine
  • 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.


    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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