The Emperor Constantine (Lancaster Pamphlets in Ancient History)

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Constantine is a convenient and concise account of one of the most important figures in ancient history. Hans Pohlsander:
* describes the Roman world into which Constantine was born
* assesses Constantine's ability as soldier and statesman
* emphasizes the significance of Constantine as Rome's first Christian emperor
* discusses the importance of the establishment of the new capital at Byzantium
* gives an even-handed assessment of Constantine's achievement
* incorporates a cultural and artistic focus, analyzing coins, architecture, sculpture and painting of the period.

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Hans A. Pohlsander is a native of Germany, but a long-time resident of the United States. He holds degrees from the University of Utah, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Michigan. He is professor emeritus of Classics and Religious Studies at the University at Albany, State University of New York. His principal publications are Helena: Empress and Saint (Chicago 1995) and The Emperor Constantine (London 1996 and 2004). He has also edited Volumes VII and XII of Sources for the History of Cyprus (New York 1999 and 2006).

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The author provides a clear, well-balanced picture of the life and deeds of the first Christian emperor of Rome.
–The Journal of Indo-European Studies

Pohlsander has fulfilled his brief by providing a generally balanced accoutn of Constantine's reign in a clear, if uncomplicated and unchallenging manner. These virutes, combined with its brevity and price, will no doubt.
–R. W. B. Salway, History Dept., University College London make it deservedly popular amongst its target audience.

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