The Life and Times of Constantine the Great: The First Christian Emperor
This is an enriched biography of Constantine the Great. Without compromising historical accuracy, it brings before the eyes of the reader as vividly as possible Constantine's fascinating life, filling in the gaps by exploring the ancient records in Greek and Latin and the findings of modern scholarship, reconstructing events or offering explanations to ancient riddles. It...more
Hardcover, Second Edition, 336 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by Rutledge Books
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I'm really glad I read this book because I learned a lot about how Christianity was formed and the role Constantine played in that process. It is quite apparent the author has a command of his knowledge, however, his writing skills leave a bit to be desired. The number of people and places cited in the book is almost overwhelming, and the confusion becomes worse when the author jumps back and forth in time. Nonetheless, if you are interested in this man and this time period I recommend this easy...more
May 25, 2010 Steve Rangoussis rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: History buffs, Christian enthusiasts
Having read numerous primary and secondary source documents on Constantine the Great, this work seems to be the most encompassing and accurate. The subject matter itself is intriguing, however this work provides a clearer more accurate picture of what transpired during such a significant time in history that shaped the world.
Fantastic read! Kousoulas really knows how to make history come alive. I have read many books covering this time period and can attest to the veracity of this work. Very useful material also for historical background material on my book covering the life of Saint George.