The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Constantine

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Noel Lenski, Noel Emmanuel Lenski
Cambridge University Press, 2012 - History - 471 pages
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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 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. 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.
  

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The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Constantine (Cambridge Companions to the Ancient World) by Noel Lenski (2005) Read full review

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Includes a historiography (including the controversy about whether Constantine was a devout Christian or an opportunist) Only 3 essays about "Art & Culture" but still a good overview of the time. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Sources for the History of Constantine
14
POLITICS AND PERSONALITIES
33
RELIGION AND SPIRITUAL LIFE
109
LAW AND SOCIETY
181
ART AND CULTURE
253
EMPIRE AND BEYOND
323
Stemmata
399
Timeline
401
Maps
405
Primary Sources and Translations
411
Secondary Bibliography
419
Index
459
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About the author (2012)

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.

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