The Emperor Constantine

Synopsis

Constantine is a convenient and concise account of one of the most important figures in ancient history. Hans Pohlsander:* describes the Roman world into which Constantine was born* assesses Constantine's ability as soldier and statesman* emphasizes the significance of Constantine as Rome's first Christian emperor* discusses the importance of the establishment of the new capital at Byzantium* gives an even-handed assessment of Constantine's achievement* incorporates a cultural and artistic focus, analyzing coins, architecture, sculpture and painting of the period.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1996