Constantine the Great: York's Roman emperor

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York Museums and Gallery Trust, 2006 - Art - 280 pages
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"Constantine the Great: York's Roman Emperor celebrates the 1700th anniversary of the proclamation of Constantine as Emperor in York on 25th July 306. In a series of multi-disciplinary essays, and a fully illustrated, scholarly catalogue of objects, the book is a major contribution to the study of the material and visual evidence for Constantine's reign." "The geographic range of the book is the Roman Empire, with the focus mainly on the Western Empire. Key themes include the transition from the Classical to the Medieval world, and from paganism to Christianity. The book brings together for the first time a fascinating range of objects to support its arguments, most notably: the monumnetal marble head of Constantine from York; the mosaic roundel woth Christ's head from Hinton St. Mary, Dorset; the earliest Christian silver hoard in the Roman Empire from Water Newton, Cambridgeshire; the Late Roman silver hoard from Traprain Law, Scotland; the building inscription of Constantius from Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland; medallions, coins and jewellery from Arras, France; early Christina tombstones from Trier, Germany; a papyrus fragment with text of the Constantine letter to the people of Palestine of 324, from the British Library; and the silver gilt personification of Constantinople from the Esquiline Treasure. "--BOOK JACKET. Also includes information on Anglo Saxon England, animals, Bible, Britain, Christianity, symbols of Christianity, churches, clothing, coins and mints, Constantinople, Diocletian, economy, Eusebius (Bishop of Caesarea), glassware, hair and hairstyles, inscriptions, jewelry, manuscripts and papyri, mosaics, paganism, Rome, silver, statuary and sculpture, treasures and hoards, etc.

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