Download Emperor Constantine by Hans A. Pohlsander PDF

By Hans A. Pohlsander

"Emperor Constantine" offers a handy and concise creation to at least one of an important figures in historic background. bearing in mind the historiographical debates of the 20 th and twenty-first centuries, Hans A. Pohlsander:
* describes the Roman global into which Constantine used to be born
* assesses Constantine's skill as a soldier and statesman
* emphasizes the importance of Constantine as Rome's first Christian emperor
* discusses the significance of the institution of the hot capital of Byzantium
* provides an even-handed overview of Constantine's achievements.
This moment version is up to date all through take into consideration the most recent learn at the topic. additionally incorporated is a revised advent and an enlarged bibliography.

Show description

Read Online or Download Emperor Constantine PDF

Best rome books

Crime and Punishment in Ancient Rome

Punishment used to be an vital section of the Roman justice approach and as debatable because it is at the present time. Bauman examines the mechanics of the administering of punishment and the philosophical ideals from which attitudes to penalty have been born. The emphasis is put on crimes opposed to the general public throughout the Republic and Principate with much less dialogue of both civil instances or matters.

Caligula. The corruption of power

Of all Roman emperors none, with the prospective exception of Nero, surpasses Caligula's attractiveness for infamy. yet was once Caligula rather the mad despot and wicked monster of renowned legend or the sufferer of adverse old historians? during this research of Caligula's lifestyles, reign and violent demise, Anthony A.

A Mediterranean Valley: Landscape Archaeology and Annales History in the Biferno Valley

This broad learn files the long term human payment historical past of the Biferno Valley in central-southern Italy, from its earliest career within the Stone Age correct as much as the current day. Integrating the thoughts of archaeology, background and geography, Barker indicates how payment within the Valley is inextricably associated with the parallel tale of panorama improvement, his issues and topics together with: methods to Mediterranean panorama historical past; the trendy panorama; Methodologies of the Biferno Valley Survey; The normal panorama and its evolution; Early prehsitoric payment; the 1st agricultural groups; Iron Age chiefdoms (c.

The Roman Art of War

The Roman military is known as the most powerful scuffling with machines that the realm has ever visible. even though, the senior officer corps of the Roman military was once basically beginner, made from aristocratic males pursuing political careers. What then used to be the key of the Romans' good fortune? Kate Gilliver presents the 1st entire learn of army idea - in addition to perform - within the past due Republic and early Empire.

Extra resources for Emperor Constantine

Example text

The Donatists, however, did not submit. Constantine issued another imperial ruling against them in the autumn of 316. His attempts to suppress them show his readiness to use the powers of the state in an effort to end a dangerous schism in the church, but did not succeed. Although the so-called Edict of Milan had proclaimed religious toleration throughout the empire, he ordered that their property be confiscated and their leaders be exiled. In 321 he decided to abandon the use of force against them and turned his attention to other matters.

Trier’s most famous landmark, the Porta Nigra, dates from the second century, as do the Roman bridge across the Mosel and the Baths of St Barbara; the amphitheatre was constructed even earlier, at the end of the first century. But the Imperial Baths (Figure 2), impressive even in their ruinous state, and the so-called Basilica, actually the reception hall (aula palatina) of the imperial palace, are both to be associated with Constantine. Trier’s cathedral, dedicated to St Peter, has a long history which ultimately reaches back to the time of Constantine.

Licinius followed a different path. He had agreed to a policy of toleration and abided by that policy for a time. His wife was a devout Christian, as we know from correspondence between her and Eusebius of Caesarea. But he himself was never converted. In 313, before the battle against Maximinus Daia, he had his soldiers recite a monotheistic, but not Christian, prayer. His coinage evidences devotion to Jupiter Conservator, in the tetrarchic tradition 43 44 T H E C O N F L I C T W I T H L I C I N I U S founded by Diocletian.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.78 of 5 – based on 42 votes