Timothy D Barnes. PB Published 1981, by Harvard University Press. viii + 458pp., map. 156 x 232mm. Spine slightly faded, and a little wear to edges, otherwise little-used, internally a very good, clean, sound example. Ex libris of J S Vogelaar on the rear of the front cover.
A study of the Roman Empire in the age of Constantine which offers an assessment of the part Christianity played in the Roman world in the third and fourth centuries. Constantine's adherence to Christianity advanced his political aims. Eusebius' writings, especially those composed before Constantine became emperor, show that many attitudes usually regarded as being Constantinian were prevalent before the new Christian empire came into existence.