Eusebius' "Life of Constantine" (BOK)

Bishop of Caesarea Eusebius

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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.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 1999 Forfatter Bishop of Caesarea Eusebius
Forlag
Oxford University Press
ISBN 9780198149248
Antall sider 414 Dimensjoner 13,8cm x 21,4cm x 2,3cm
Vekt 491 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Biography: historical, political & military, Literary essays, Literary studies: classical, early & medieval, The Early Church