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Title: Emperor Constantine
Author: Pohlsander, Hans A
Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis; Publication Date: 2004
Paperback; ISBN: 9780415319386
Volumes: 1; Pages: 128
List Price in Paper: $22.95 Our price: $22.95
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In this convenient and concise account of one of the most important figures in ancient history, 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; and provides an even-handed assessment of Constantine's achievements.
"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.