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Constantine examines the reign of Constantine, the 1st Christian emperor and the founding father of Constantinople. From various angles: old, historiographical and legendary. the amount examines the conditions of Constantine's reign and the historic difficulties surrounding them, the various money owed of Constantine's lifestyles and the plethora of renowned medieval legends surrounding the reign, to bare the several visions and representations of the emperor from saint and purchaser of the Western church to imperial prototype. Constantine: background, Historiography and Legend offers a accomplished and arresting research of this crucial and debatable emperor.

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Burckhardt 1880:264 ( = ed. Wyss, Bern 1950:449); Burckhardt 1853:412. Gibbon [1776] 1909 II: 314–15 ( = Chapter XX). Kelly 1972:212. Gaudemet 1957:179–81. However, for a subtle argument which finds signs of incipient ‘Caesaropapism’ towards the end of Constantius’ reign, see Piétri 1989:113–72. For German doubts about the aptness of the term, see Baus 1973: 91–3 ( = 89–90 in the English translation by A. Biggs, New York 1980). Significantly, the volume itself has the title Die Reichskirche nach Konstantin dem Grossen.

So, recently, Frend 1984:527. Schwartz 1936:127. Girardet 1975:67–8. See Girardet 1989. Burckhardt 1880:264 ( = ed. Wyss, Bern 1950:449); Burckhardt 1853:412. Gibbon [1776] 1909 II: 314–15 ( = Chapter XX). Kelly 1972:212. Gaudemet 1957:179–81. However, for a subtle argument which finds signs of incipient ‘Caesaropapism’ towards the end of Constantius’ reign, see Piétri 1989:113–72. For German doubts about the aptness of the term, see Baus 1973: 91–3 ( = 89–90 in the English translation by A. Biggs, New York 1980).

C. Ar. 2. Chadwick 1972 argues that the term was used in 325 itself and ‘had some association in the first instance with the 19 TIMOTHY BARNES 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 church’s plea for exemption from tax’ —and he draws the inference that the decisions of the council were so widely accepted because it succeeded in ‘obtaining important fiscal relief’. 178). Optati Milevitani Libri VII, ed. 10 (325)—from Gelasius of Caesarea. Millar 1977, especially 363–590. Girardet 1975:60–2.

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