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- DescriptionThe Cambridge Companion to the Age of Constantine offers students a comprehensive one-volume survey of this pivotal emperor and his times. Richly illustrated and designed as a readable survey accessible to all audiences, it also achieves a level of scholarly sophistication and a freshness of interpretation that will be welcomed by experts. The volume is divided into five sections that examine political history, religion, social and ecomic history, art and foreign relations during the reign of Constantine, who steered the Roman Empire on a course parallel with his own personal development. Each chapter examines the intimate interplay between emperor and empire, and between a powerful personality and his world. Collectively, they show how both were mutually affected in ways that shaped the world of Late Antiquity and even affect our own world today. This edition has been revised, the tes and bibliography have been updated and a new preface has been added.
- Author BiographyNoel Lenski is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. A specialist in the history of late antiquity, he is the author of numerous articles on military, political, cultural and social history, and the monograph Failure of Empire: Valens and the Roman State in the Fourth Century AD.
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication29/12/2011
- SubjectHistory: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Series TitleCambridge Companions to the Ancient World
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note75 b/w illus. 12 maps
- Weight860 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine29 mm
- Edited byNoel Lenski
- Edition Statement2nd Revised edition
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