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The Resource Constantine the great : the man and his times, Michael Grant

Constantine the great : the man and his times, Michael Grant

Label
Constantine the great : the man and his times
Title
Constantine the great
Title remainder
the man and his times
Statement of responsibility
Michael Grant
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Emperor Constantine was one of the great, charismatic figures of the ancient world. He was directly responsible for two momentous transformations that greatly affected our history and civilization: the founding of Constantinople as the Roman capital and the conversion of the Roman Empire to Christianity. With knowledge gained from modern research in all relevant fields, including archaeology, papyrology, and art history, Michael Grant traces the controversies that surround this intriguing ruler back to their very beginnings. He draws a compelling portrait of Constantine, assessing the emperor's achievements as a general in command of his armies and as a resourceful politician and reformer. In art, politics, economics, social developments, and particularly in religion, the life of Constantine acts as a bridge between past and present. Michael Grant goes beyond the bias of literary sources and reveals the private man behind the public persona: the superstitious beliefs underpinning Constantine's hallucinatory visions and dreams that heralded his conversion to Christianity; his persecution of paganism in the name of Christianity that set precedents for centuries to come; and the relationship between church and state that gave way to the totalitarianism of the Late Roman Empire. Was he the last notable Roman emperor, or the first medieval monarch? Was the great convert a saint and hero, or should we regard him as a murderer who killed his wife, his eldest son, and many of his friends to further his own ambitions? These are just some of the issues raised in this revelatory biography
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1914-2004
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grant, Michael
Dewey number
  • 937/.08/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DG315
LC item number
.G73 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Constantine
  • Emperors
  • Christian saints
  • Church history
  • Rome
Label
Constantine the great : the man and his times, Michael Grant
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 238-257) 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
The sources -- The rise to supremacy -- Civil Wars -- Foreign Wars -- The government and character of constantine -- Constantine, Crispus and Fausta -- Constantinople -- Constantine and the Christian God -- Constantine and the Christian church -- Builder -- Baptism, death and succession -- The significance of Constantine
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xii, 267 p.
Isbn
9780684195209
Lccn
94000714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm29670951
  • (OCoLC)29670951
  • 19714
Label
Constantine the great : the man and his times, Michael Grant
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 238-257) 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
The sources -- The rise to supremacy -- Civil Wars -- Foreign Wars -- The government and character of constantine -- Constantine, Crispus and Fausta -- Constantinople -- Constantine and the Christian God -- Constantine and the Christian church -- Builder -- Baptism, death and succession -- The significance of Constantine
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xii, 267 p.
Isbn
9780684195209
Lccn
94000714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm29670951
  • (OCoLC)29670951
  • 19714

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