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Emperor

By Thubron, Colin

London: Penguin, 1991. The Emperor Constantine crosses the Alps at the head of a great army from the Rhineland in AD 312, and marches south to take Rome from the tyrant Maxentius. As he lays siege to the city of Verona, Constantine waits for the arrival of his wife, Fausta - his enemy's sister - whose cool detachment torments him. Emperor is a superbly imaginative reconstruction of the dramatic weeks leading up to Constantine's triumph in Rome. Written in the form of extracts from his own journal and letters from his empress, her frivolous female companion, his cynical secretary and a Christian bishop who is travelling with the army, the novel records a train of events which will change the world. Constantine is plagued by spiritual doubts, tortured by his wife's coldness, but he defies the omens to win a great victory at Verona and to lead his army south. On the road to Rome, the conqueror becomes the conquered as a blinding vision strikes him from his horse in an astonishing conversion to Christianity. Emperor summons up the Roman world of two thousand years ago, the everyday life of soldiers on campaign and the intrigues at court. But it is also the many-faceted story of a man's loss of faith in God and in human love, told with uncanny brilliance.. 1st Pbk Ed.. Softcover. Very Good.

$7.50

Constantine the Emperor
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Constantine the Emperor

By Potter, David

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. No Roman emperor had a greater impact on the modern world than did Constantine. The reason is not simply that he converted to Christianity, but that he did so in a way that brought his subjects along after him. Indeed, this major new biography argues that Constantine's conversion is but one feature of a unique administrative style that enabled him to take control of an empire beset by internal rebellions and external threats by Persians and Goths. The vast record of Constantine's administration reveals a government careful in its exercise of power but capable of ruthless, even savage, actions. Constantine executed (or drove to suicide) his father-in-law, two brothers-in-law, his eldest son, and his once beloved wife. An unparalleled general throughout his life, planning a major assault on the Sassanian Empire in Persia even on his deathbed. Alongside the visionary who believed that his success came from the direct intervention of his God resided an aggressive warrior, a sometimes cruel partner, and an immensely shrewd ruler. These characteristics combined together in a long and remarkable career, which restored the Roman Empire to its former glory. Beginning with his first biographer Eusebius, Constantine's image has been subject to distortion. .... the most comprehensive, authoritative, and readable account of Constantine's extraordinary life. 368p. illus. bibliography index. Softcover. As New.

$17.50

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Constantine and the Conversion of Europe
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Constantine and the Conversion of Europe

By Jones, A.H.M.

New York: Collier Books, 1967. Name of previous owner inside front cover , otherwise clean and crisp . Reprint. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$20.00

Constantine and the Conversion of Europe (Vol. 4) (Medieval Academy Reprints for Teaching Ser., Vol. 4)
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Constantine and the Conversion of Europe (Vol. 4) (Medieval Academy Reprints for Teaching Ser., Vol. 4)

By Jones, A.H.M.

Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1979. Small black mark on ffep, else near fine. Reprint. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$22.50

Constantine : The Miracle of the Flaming Cross.

By Slaughter,Frank G.

New York: Doubleday, 1965. Fictional account of Constantine, and the conversion to Christianity after the Battle of Milvian Bridge. (X3) . BCE. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$8.00

Constantine : The Miracle of the Flaming Cross.

By Slaughter,Frank G.

New York: Doubleday, 1965. Fictional account of Constantine, and the conversion to Christianity after the Battle of Milvian Bridge. (X3) . BCE. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$8.00

Constantine : The Miracle of the Flaming Cross.

By Slaughter,Frank G.

New York: Doubleday, 1965. Fictional account of Constantine, and the conversion to Christianity after the Battle of Milvian Bridge. (X3) . BCE. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$8.00

Constantine : The Miracle of the Flaming Cross.

By Slaughter,Frank G.

New York: Doubleday, 1965. Fictional account of Constantine, and the conversion to Christianity after the Battle of Milvian Bridge. (X3) . BCE. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$8.00

Constantine : The Miracle of the Flaming Cross.

By Slaughter,Frank G.

New York: Doubleday, 1965. Fictional account of Constantine, and the conversion to Christianity after the Battle of Milvian Bridge. (X3) . BCE. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$8.00

Constantine : The Miracle of the Flaming Cross.

By Slaughter,Frank G.

New York: Doubleday, 1965. Fictional account of Constantine, and the conversion to Christianity after the Battle of Milvian Bridge. (X3) . BCE. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$8.00

The Age of Constantine the Great

By Burckhardt,Jacob

New York: Vintage Books, 1967. 400p. index. Reprint. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Trans.Moses Hadas.

$7.50

The Age of Constantine the Great

By Burckhardt,Jacob

New York: Doubleday Anchor, 1956. 386p. index. Reprint. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Trans.Moses Hadas.

$7.50