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.
""Constantine, History, Historiography and Legend makes a valuable contribution...[it] contains much that is interesting, not only concerning Constantine, but also about how attitudes to historical truth change, and how legends come into being.."
-"International Journal of the Classical Tradition, Winter 2001
"This is a work of considerable scholarship from which advanced students and scholars will profit."
-Religious Studies Review