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Constantine: Dynasty, Religion and Power in the Later Roman Empire

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Recently released paperback edition of Barnes' follow-up to "Constantine and Eusebius" (1981). Originally published in hardcover, Blackwell Publishing (2011).
Paperback, 266 pages
Published 2014 by Wiley Blackwell (first published 2011)
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Andrew
Mar 14, 2014 Andrew rated it really liked it
Having read Barnes' major work "Constantine and Eusebius" (1981), I was eager to read his latest take on the subject considering all the research undertaken by so many in the past thirty-ish years.

Barnes heavily favors Peter Weiss' paper on "The Vision of Constantine" and Kevin Wilkinson's work concerning the pagan poet Palladas (specifically re-dating his work to Constantine's reign rather than later) in order to argue against interpretations suggesting that Constantine was consistently toleran
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David Dunn
May 13, 2014 David Dunn rated it really liked it
An insightful study of Constantine. Good for pillaging. Wish I had read this years ago. Mounts convincing arguments against those who see Constnatine's conversion as phony and opportunistic. This book is thick, with a sometimes polemical tone that reflects the infighting of specialists.
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