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Seller: ancientgifts (4,777) 100%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 123020031822 The Age of Constantine The Great by Jacob Burckhardt, Translated by Moses Hadas. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Softcover: 400 pages. Publisher: University of California Press; (1983). The first Christian Emperor of Rome, the man whose reign is said to have heralded the Middle Ages, conqueror, hero, even superman. Much has been claimed for Flavius Valerius Constantine. Resounding legends present a shining and pious image of the character of Constantine. But there are in the background facts which add to the picture touches of gray and even black. These do not detract from the emperor's greatness. Indeed they give the complexities of his character and career added depth and fascination. The date of Constantine's birth, the events of his early life, the precise nature of his famous vision of the cross before the battle that won him his rule; his reasons for liquidating his son, even the vexed question of his baptism into the Christian religion will always be surrounded by doubt and suspicion. But of one thing there is certainty: Constantine was the supreme figure on the European stage, dominant in every sphere. He built Constantinople and founded a dynasty which was to survive for centuries. He constructed a bridge between the old era and the new, and in a sense, constructed also a ladder between earth and heaven with his concept of the interrelationship of Church and State. Most remarkably, he took a Roman world that was almost in ruins and built, single-handedly, an empire based on meticulous administration. For good or for evil, he deserved to be remembered as "Constantine the Great". CONDITION: NEW. Unblemished EXCEPT that there is a black remainder mark (a little black dot made with a black marker) on the bottom edge of the closed page edges indicating that the book is unsold surplus inventory (not visible of course on individual opened pages). Pages are crisp, clean, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, unambiguously unread. Satisfaction guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR SAMPLE PAGES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: So much has been claimed for Flavius Valerius Constantinus, for he was the supreme figure on the European stage, dominant in every sphere. This book reveals the intricacies of religious dissension, politics and warfare which impinged with such regularity on his fourth century reign. Contents/Chapter Headings include: 1) The Imperial Power in the Third Century. 2) Diocletian: His System of Adoptions and His Reign. 3) Individual Provinces and Neighboring Countries: The West. 4) Individual Provinces and Neighboring Countries: The East. 5) Paganism: Intermingling of Gods. 6) Immortality and Its Mysteries: The Demonization of Paganism. 7) Senescence of Ancient Life and its Culture. 8) The Persecution of Christians: Constantine and the Succession. 9) Constantine and the Church. 10) Court, Administration, and Army: Constantinople, Rome, Athens, and Jerusalem. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: Constantine I, Roman Emperor (Constantine the Great) Flavius Valerius Constantinus, also known as Constantine the Great, was the first Roman emperor to adopt Christianity. He was born at Naissus (modern-day Nis, Yugoslavia) in about 280 A.D. Constantine was educated in the imperial court of Rome and pursued to succeed his father. In 305 A.D., his father, also Constantius, became the emperor of the Western Empire. But, when he died in 306 A.D., British troops declared that Constantine should replace his father. A book no thoughtful person can afford to miss. REVIEW: Burckhardt's most successful book, "The Age of Constantine the Great", is unthinkable without his familiarity with the historical sites and art treasures of Europe. His first important work attested to his deep interest in ancient civilization. In his 1853 Die Zeit Konstantins des Grossen Burckhardt presented a picture of a transitional age, unhealthy and immoral but teeming with religious and cultural activity. While he recognized that the rise of Christianity was inevitable and that it was necessary for the development of an original culture during the Middle Ages, his sympathies lay clearly with the waning forces of the ancient world. REVIEW: This is a book no classical history enthusiast can afford to miss. Not only does it clarify the deeds and misdeeds of great men and the mystical impulses which spurred them, almost in the same breath, to incomparable acts of piety and dreadfulness, it is a touchstone to an art and literature which transmitted classical antiquity to Christian Europe. Originally written in the nineteenth century, it is now offered in an admirable English translation. REVIEW: Eminently readable, the style is lively and incisive, qualities which the translator has preserved to a remarkable extent. Burckhardt had pronounced views, which he stated and argued with refreshing frankness. The descriptive chapters are particularly good, and give a graphic picture of the last phase of paganism. Here is something for one's bookcase that invites being taken down year after year and reread. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: This is a good treatment of the time from Diocletian to Constantine (actually shortly before and shortly after those landmark reigns). The book will be profitable to all readers, but it will be most valuable to those who already know at least a little of Rome's history. Certain background is presumed, and some important events are merely glossed over rather than treated in depth. This isn't really a drawback as not every book can be a comprehensive history; some have to look in more detail at certain aspects! Burckhardt is at his best in describing the state of paganism and of the arts in this age. He really comes alive here. Overall, a good treatment, and one I recommend to all enthusiasts of ancient Roman history. REVIEW: What a remarkable book! If you want to learn about the life of Constantine the Great; if you want to learn about the Roman Empire of the fourth century A.D., then this is your book. Whether you are a serious student or enthusiast of the Roman Empire; or merely want an interesting historical read, this is a marvelous book. It will enrich your life, and fortify your knowledge of the late Roman Empire. A definite five star book. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site and free insurance coverage). A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. 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After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world - but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. 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