Barnes, Timothy D.
Title CONSTANTINE AND EUSEBIUS
Book Condition Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket
Publisher Harvard University Press 1981
0674165306 / 9780674165304
Seller ID 3982
Dustjacket has shelfwear and rubbing. Light edgewear to extremities of DJ. Former owner's bookplate on ffep else Fine. ; This study of the Roman Empire in the age of Constantine offers a thoroughly new assessment of the part Christianity played in the Roman world of the third and fourth centuries. Mr. Barnes gives the fullest available narrative history of the reigns of Diocletian and Constantine. He analyzes Constantine's rise to power and his government, demonstrating how Constantine's sincere adherence to Christianity advanced his political aims. He explores the whole range of Eusebius' writings, especially those composed before Constantine became emperor, and shows that many attitudes usually deemed typical of the "Constantinian revolution" were prevalent before the new Christian empire came into existence. This authoritative political and cultural history of the age of Constantine will prove essential to students and historians of the ancient world. ; 464 pages
Religious History Early Church Christianity Religion & Spirituality Religious History Roman History Rome Late Antiquity Classical Greek & Roman