Constantine: History, Historiography and Legend

1st Edition

Samuel N. C. Lieu, Dominic Montserrat

Routledge
Published March 20, 2012
Reference - 260 Pages
ISBN 9780415518901 - CAT# Y135145

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Summary

Constantine examines the reign of Constantine, the first Christian emperor and the founder of Constantinople. From a variety of angles: historical, historiographical and mythical. The volume examines the circumstances of Constantine's reign and the historical problems surrounding them, the varied accounts of Constantine's life and the plethora of popular medieval legends surrounding the reign, to reveal the different visions and representations of the emperor from saint and patron of the Western church to imperial prototype. Constantine: History, Historiography and Legend presents a comprehensive and arresting study of this important and controversial emperor.

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