Constantine and the Christian Empire

Title Constantine and the Christian Empire
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsOdahl C
Series TitleRoman Imperial Biographies
Number of Pages440
PublisherRoutledge
ISBN Number978-0415645140
Keywordsbiography, Constantine, Edirne, emperor, Roman
Abstract

This biographical narrative is a detailed portrayal of the life and career of the first Christian emperor Constantine the Great (273 – 337). Combining vivid narrative and historical analysis, Charles Odahl relates the rise of Constantine amid the crises of the late Roman world, his dramatic conversion to and public patronage of Christianity, and his church building programs in Rome, Jerusalem and Constantinople which transformed the pagan state of Roman antiquity into the Christian empire medieval Byzantium.