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Constantine : Roman Emperor, Christian Victor, Paul Stephenson

Label
Constantine : Roman Emperor, Christian Victor
Title
Constantine
Title remainder
Roman Emperor, Christian Victor
Statement of responsibility
Paul Stephenson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This work surveys the life and legacy of the first Christian Roman emperor, describing the vision that inspired his religious conversion and subsequent conquest of the imperial capital, his founding of Constantinople, and his role in promoting a unified Christian Europe. In 312, Constantine, one of four Roman emperors ruling a divided empire, marched on Rome to establish his sole control of its western half. According to Constantine's first biographer, the bishop Eusebius, on the eve of the decisive battle, at Rome's Milvian Bridge, he had a vision. 'A cross-shaped trophy of light' appeared to him in the sky with an exhortation, generally translated as 'By this sign conquer'. Inscribing the sign on the shields of his soldiers, Constantine drove the followers of his rival Maxentius into the Tiber and claimed the imperial capital for himself. He converted to Christianity and ended persecution of his co-religionists with the defeat in 324 of his last rival, Licinius. Under Constantine, Christianity emerged from the shadows, its adherents no longer persecuted. Constantine united the western and eastern halves of the Roman Empire, and presided over the first ecumenical council of the Christian Church, at Nicaea in 325. He founded a new capital city nearby on the Bosphorus, where Europe meets Asia. This site, the ancient trading colony of Byzantium, became the city of Constantine, Constantinople, a new Christian capital set apart from Rome's pagan past. "Paul Stephenson offers an account of a man whose cultural and spiritual renewal of the Roman Empire gave birth to the historically crucial idea of a unified Christian Europe underpinned by a commitment to religious tolerance
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stephenson, Paul
Dewey number
  • 937.08092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DG315
LC item number
.S74 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Constantine
  • Constantine
  • Constantine
  • Emperors
  • Church history
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Church history
  • Emperors
  • Religion
  • Rome (Empire)
  • Emperors
  • Church history
  • Rome
  • Rome
Label
Constantine : Roman Emperor, Christian Victor, Paul Stephenson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Quercus, 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 314-350) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. I. Faith and power in the third century -- Religion in the Later Roman Empire : Roman state religion and imperial cults ; The cult of the standards ; Private religious devotion and cults ; The mysteries of Mithras -- The rise of Christianity : Women and the spread of Christianity ; Christianity as an urban phenomenon ; Christian exceptionalism and martyrdom ; Early Christian attitudes to warfare ; Christians in the Roman army ; Military martyrs and warrior saints -- The unconquered emperor and his Divine Patron : The crisis of empire ; The emperor and the army ; The Roman theology of victory ; The unconquered emperor and the Sun ; Aurelian ; Christ the true Sun -- The Tetrarchy : The first Tetrarchy ; Jovians and Herculians ; The Caesars at war ; The army of the Tetrarchs ; The Great Persecution ; Lactantius : On the deaths of the persecutors -- pt. II. Constantine Invictus. Constantine Invictus : The second Tetrarchy ; Constantine's accession ; Trier ; A vision ; The road to Rome ; The Battle of the Milvian Bridge ; Constantine Invictus and the theology of victory -- Constantine and Rome : Maxentius in Rome ; Adventus Constantini ; The Arch of Constantine ; Meanwhile: Licinius and Maximinus Daia ; Constantine confronts Licinius -- Constantine's conversion : A Christian education ; The setting sun? ; Legislating toleration ; The battle for toleration ; Eusebius and the labarum ; A common vision? -- Constantinople : Nikopolis: victory city ; Location and foundation ; The monumental core ; A Christian city? ; A second senate ; A new Alexander, a new Moses -- pt. III. Victor Constantine -- Victor Constantine : Victor eris ; The new Flavians and the Great Cameo ; The deaths of Crispus and Fausta ; Goths and Sarmatians ; Christian soldiers? ; The greatest victor -- Constantine Maximus Augustus : Government ; Life at court ; Pentarchy ; Persia ; The Holy Places -- Constantine and the bishops : Constantine the universal bishop ; The Donatist schism and the Council of Arles ; The Arians and the Council of Nicaea ; The Christian emperor after Nicaea ; The Church after Constantine -- Death and succession : Constantine's death ; Apotheosis ; Constantine as Christ ; The succession ; Constantius Victor ; Christian victory
Control code
ocn489014421
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxv, 358 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781590203248
Lccn
2017304217
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781590203248
  • (OCoLC)489014421
Label
Constantine : Roman Emperor, Christian Victor, Paul Stephenson
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Quercus, 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 314-350) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. I. Faith and power in the third century -- Religion in the Later Roman Empire : Roman state religion and imperial cults ; The cult of the standards ; Private religious devotion and cults ; The mysteries of Mithras -- The rise of Christianity : Women and the spread of Christianity ; Christianity as an urban phenomenon ; Christian exceptionalism and martyrdom ; Early Christian attitudes to warfare ; Christians in the Roman army ; Military martyrs and warrior saints -- The unconquered emperor and his Divine Patron : The crisis of empire ; The emperor and the army ; The Roman theology of victory ; The unconquered emperor and the Sun ; Aurelian ; Christ the true Sun -- The Tetrarchy : The first Tetrarchy ; Jovians and Herculians ; The Caesars at war ; The army of the Tetrarchs ; The Great Persecution ; Lactantius : On the deaths of the persecutors -- pt. II. Constantine Invictus. Constantine Invictus : The second Tetrarchy ; Constantine's accession ; Trier ; A vision ; The road to Rome ; The Battle of the Milvian Bridge ; Constantine Invictus and the theology of victory -- Constantine and Rome : Maxentius in Rome ; Adventus Constantini ; The Arch of Constantine ; Meanwhile: Licinius and Maximinus Daia ; Constantine confronts Licinius -- Constantine's conversion : A Christian education ; The setting sun? ; Legislating toleration ; The battle for toleration ; Eusebius and the labarum ; A common vision? -- Constantinople : Nikopolis: victory city ; Location and foundation ; The monumental core ; A Christian city? ; A second senate ; A new Alexander, a new Moses -- pt. III. Victor Constantine -- Victor Constantine : Victor eris ; The new Flavians and the Great Cameo ; The deaths of Crispus and Fausta ; Goths and Sarmatians ; Christian soldiers? ; The greatest victor -- Constantine Maximus Augustus : Government ; Life at court ; Pentarchy ; Persia ; The Holy Places -- Constantine and the bishops : Constantine the universal bishop ; The Donatist schism and the Council of Arles ; The Arians and the Council of Nicaea ; The Christian emperor after Nicaea ; The Church after Constantine -- Death and succession : Constantine's death ; Apotheosis ; Constantine as Christ ; The succession ; Constantius Victor ; Christian victory
Control code
ocn489014421
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxv, 358 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781590203248
Lccn
2017304217
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781590203248
  • (OCoLC)489014421

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