The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Constantine, Volume 13

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Noel Lenski, Noel Emmanuel Lenski
Cambridge University Press, 2006 - Art - 469 pages
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.
 

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Contents

Sources for the History of Constantine
14
Before Constantine
35
The Reign of Constantine
59
The Dynasty of Constantine Down to 363
91
The Impact of Constantine on Christianity 11 1
111
The Beginnings of Christianization
137
Traditional Religions
159
Bureaucracy and Government
183
Architecture of Empire
278
Constantine in Legendary Literature
298
Warfare and the Military
325
Constantine and the Northern Barbarians
347
Constantine and the Peoples of the Eastern Frontier
377
Stemmata
399
Primary Sources and Translations
411
Secondary Bibliography
419

Civil Law and Social Life
205
Economy and Society
226
Perspectives in Art
255

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About the author (2006)

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.