The Age of Constantine the Great

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University of California Press, Mar 25, 1983 - History - 400 pages
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In the present work it has been the author's design to describe the remarkable half century from the accession of Diocletian to the death of Constantine in its quality as a period of transition. What was intended was not a history of the life and reign of Constantine, nor yet an encyclopedia of all worth-while information pertaining to this period. Rather were the significant and essential characteristics of the contemporary world to be outlined and shaped into a perspicuous sketch of the whole.
 

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Contents

The Imperial Power in the Third Century
15
Diocletian His System of Adoption and His Reign
43
Individual Provinces And Neighboring Countries The West
71
Individual Provinces and Neighboring Countries The East
93
Paganism Intermingling of Gods
124
Immortality and its Mysteries the Daimonization of Paganism
163
Senescence of Ancient Life and its Culture
215
The Persecution of Christians Constantine and the Succession
244
Canstantine and the Church
292
Court Administration and Army Constantinople Rome Athens and Jerusalem
336
Addenda et Corrigenda
375
On the Ancient Sources
377
Chronology of the Emperors
380
Index
383
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Carl Jacob Christoph Burckhardt (May 25, 1818 – August 8, 1897) was a historian of art and culture, and an influential figure in the historiography of both these fields. 

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