Constantine and Eusebius

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Harvard University Press, 1981 - History - 458 pages

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.

Timothy D. 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.


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haha i love this book truly a classic. 10/10. a thrilling read

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Great book for research. Constantine tried to stop the quarrels over religion, but they still persist today.


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Timothy D. Barnes is Professor of Classics at the University of Toronto.

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