Constantine: Dynasty, Religion and Power in the Later Roman Empire  -     By: Timothy Barnes
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Constantine: Dynasty, Religion and Power in the Later Roman Empire

Wiley-Blackwell / 2011 / Hardcover

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 296
Vendor: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 1405117273
ISBN-13: 9781405117272
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Drawing on recent scholarly advances and new evidence, Timothy Barnes offers a fresh and exciting study of Constantine and his life.
  • First study of Constantine to make use of Kevin Wilkinson's re-dating of the poet Palladas to the reign of Constantine, disproving the predominant scholarly belief that Constantine remained tolerant in matters of religion to the end of his reign
  • Clearly sets out the problems associated with depictions of Constantine and answers them with great clarity
  • Includes Barnes' own research into the marriage of Constantine's parents, Constantine's status as a crown prince and his father's legitimate heir, and his dynastic plans
  • Honorable Mention for 2011 Classics & Ancient History PROSE award granted by the Association of American Publishers

Author Bio

Timothy Barnes is Emeritus Professor of Classics at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Constantine and Eusebius (1981), The New Empire of Diocletian and Constantine (1982), Athanasius and Constantius, Theology and Politics in the Constantinian Empire (1993), Ammianus Marcellinus and the Representation and Historical Reality (1998), and Early Christian Hagiography and Roman History (2010). He is also the author of many fundamental scholarly articles on the history of the Roman Empire.

Editorial Reviews

"This fine book is a significant achievement in a fertile era of Constantinian studies."  (Ecclesiastical History, 1 July 2013)

"I would recommend a careful reading of this book to anyone who wants to discover what we really know about Constantine."  (Open House, 1 April 2012)

"Summing Up: Essential. Upper-division undergraduates and above." (Choice, 1 January 2012)

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