Eusebius' "Life of Constantine"
By (author) Bishop of Caesarea Eusebius
Edited by Stuart Hall
Translated by Averil Cameron
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Eusebius' Life of Constantine by Bishop of Caesarea Eusebius
Book DescriptionEusebius' 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198149248
(216mm x 138mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 9-Sep-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Eusebius' 'Life of Constantine', Hardback (September 1999)
The emperor Constantine changed the world by making the Roman Empire Christian. Eusebius wrote his life and preserved his letters so that his policy would continue. This English translation is the first based on modern critical editions. Its Introduction and Commentary open up the many important issues the Life of Constantine raises.
History of the Church from Christ to Constantine, Paperback (November 1989)» View all books by Bishop of Caesarea Eusebius
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Author Biography - Bishop of Caesarea Eusebius
Averil Cameron is Warden of Keble College, Oxford. The Rev. Stuart Hall is a retired priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, formerly priest in charge of St John's Pittenweem and St Michael's Elie.
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