This text 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. It presents a comprehensive study of this important and controversial emperor.
Release date NZ
June 25th, 1998
Edited by Dominic Montserrat
Edited by Samuel N.C. Lieu
Introduction by Averil Cameron
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