Eusebius' "Life of Constantine" (Hardback)
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Short Description for Eusebius' "Life of Constantine" Eusebius' work is an important record of Constantine, the emperor who turned the Roman Empire from prosecuting the Church to supporting it, with huge consequences for Europe and Christianity. This edition clarifies Eusebius' significance, introducing the student to the text and its interpretation.
- Published: 09 December 1999
- Format: Hardback 414 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780198149170 ISBN 10: 0198149174
- Sales rank: 923,521
Full description for Eusebius' "Life of Constantine"
Eusebius' Life of Constantine is the most important single record of Constantine, the emperor who turned the Roman Empire from prosecuting the Church to supporting it, with huge and lasting consequences for Europe and Christianity. The only English version previously available is based on a seventeenth-century Greek edition, but two new critical editions produced this century make a new English version necessary. The authors of this edition present the results of the recent scholarly debate, as well as their own researches so as to clarify the significance of Eusebius' work and introduce the student to the text and its interpretation, thus opening up the contentious issues. At face value much of what Eusebius wrote is false. This book shows how, once his partisan interpretations and rhetoric are properly understood, both Eusebius' text and the documents it contains give vital historical insights.