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Constantine : History, Historiography and Legend - Samuel N. C. Lieu


History, Historiography and Legend

By: Samuel N. C. Lieu (Editor), Dominic Montserrat (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 16th July 2005
ISBN: 9780415107471
Number Of Pages: 264

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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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""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

Preface and Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Notes on Contributors Caption
Constantine: History and Historiography
Constantine, Athanasius and the Christian Church
Christianity and the Late Roman Army
The Cities of Asia Minor in the Age of Constantine
The Illegitimacy of Constantine and the Birth of the Tetarchy
Some Constantinian Documents in the
Constantine: Legend
Biographical Models - the Constantinian Period and Beyond
From History to Legend and Legend to History: The Medieval and Byzantine transformation of Constantine's
Constantine in Coptic: Egyptian Constructions of Constantine the Great
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ISBN: 9780415107471
ISBN-10: 0415107474
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 16th July 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.75  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1