By Ramsay MacMullen
This examine, first released in 1969, offers an astute and authoritative depiction of the cultural, non secular and secular advancements which shook the Roman international within the past due 3rd and early 4th centuries advert, a lot of it below the auspices of the Emperor, Constantine the good.
Constantine used to be on the middle of the transition from pagan antiquity to Christendom. Rejecting the collegiate imperial approach of his fresh predecessors, he reunited the 2 halves of the Empire; confirmed Christianity as its formal faith; and shifted the capital of the Roman global definitively to the town which might continue to exist the cave in of the West and persevere for one more thousand years, Constantinople.
The basic reader will take pleasure in Constantine as a lucidly composed and available synthesis of historic resources and sleek contributions to the examine of this towering determine.
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