Remembering Constantine at the Milvian Bridge

"Constantine was the first Christian emperor in the Roman empire. Before his victory in 312 at the battle of the Milvian Bridge outside Rome, he claimed to have seen a vision of a cross in the sky. The book analyzes the legends about the battle and the vision, from the later Roman empire to the... Ausführliche Beschreibung

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Verfasserangabe: Raymond Van Dam
Format: Buch
Sprache: Englisch
veröffentlicht: Cambridge [u.a.]: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2011
Auflage: 1. publ.
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ISBN: 110709643X
9781107096431
9781139081269
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Zusammenfassung: "Constantine was the first Christian emperor in the Roman empire. Before his victory in 312 at the battle of the Milvian Bridge outside Rome, he claimed to have seen a vision of a cross in the sky. The book analyzes the legends about the battle and the vision, from the later Roman empire to the later medieval period. By rehabilitating the significance of Maxentius, the losing emperor, this book also emphasizes the competing ideas at stake about Roman emperorship, the contours of the empire,and the place of Rome"--
Beschreibung: XIII, 296 S.; Kt.; 24 cm
Fussnoten: Literaturverz. S. 267 - 288.