The Emperor Constantine

TitleThe Emperor Constantine
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1993
AuthorsGrant M
Number of Pages256
PublisherWeidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN Number978-0297821380
KeywordsConstantine, Edirne, emperor, Roman
Abstract

This is a biography of Constantine - famous for being the first Christian emperor of Rome and for refounding ancient Byzantium as Constantinople - which aims to reach past the public persona to the private man. Was he the last notable Roman emperor, or the first medieval monarch? Was he a saint and hero, or should he be regarded as a murderer who killed his wife, his eldest son and many of his friends to further his own ambitions?