By Raymond Van Dam

The reign of the emperor Constantine (306–337) used to be as innovative for the transformation of Rome's Mediterranean empire as that of Augustus, the 1st emperor 3 centuries previous. The abandonment of Rome signaled the expanding value of frontier zones in northern and imperative Europe and the center East. the root of Constantinople as a brand new imperial place of abode and the increase of Greek because the language of management previewed the institution of a separate japanese Roman empire. Constantine's patronage of Christianity required either a brand new theology of the Christian Trinity and a brand new political photograph of a Christian emperor. Raymond Van Dam explores and translates every one of those occasions. His ebook enhances money owed of the function of Christianity by way of highlighting ideological and cultural features of the transition to a post-Roman world.

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