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Constantine the Great : York's Roman emperor

"Constantine the Great: York's Roman Emperor celebrates the 1700th anniversary of the proclamation of Constantine as Emperor in York on 25th July 306. In a series of multi-disciplinary essays, and a fully illustrated, scholarly catalogue of objects, the book is a major contribution to the study of the material and visual evidence for Constantine's reign." "The geographic range of the book is the Roman Empire, with the focus mainly on the Western Empire. Key themes include the transition from the Classical to the Medieval world, and from paganism to Christianity. The book brings together for the first time a fascinating range of objects to support its arguments, mot notably: the monumnetal marble head of Constantine from York; the mosaic roundel woth Christʼs head from Hinton St. Mary, Dorset; the earliest Christian silver hoard in the Roman Empire fromWater Newton, Cambridgeshire; the Late Roman silver hoard from Traprain Law, Scotland; the building inscription of Constantius from Hadrianʼs Wall, Northumberland; medallioins, coins and jewellery from Arras, France; early Christina tombstones from Trier, Germany; a papyrus fragment with text of the Constantine letter to the people of Palestine of 324, from the British Library; and the silver gilt personification of Constantinople from the Esquiline Treasure."--BOOK JACKET. Also includes information on Anglo Saxon England, animals, Bible, Britain, Christianity, symbols of Christianity, churches, clothing, coins and mints, Constantinople, Diocletian, economy, Eusebius (Bishop of Caesarea), glassware, hair and hairstyles, inscriptions, jewelry, manuscripts and papyri, mosaics, paganism, Rome, silver, statuary and sculpture, treasures and hoards, etc
Print Book, English, 2006
York Museums and Gallery Trust ; Lund Humphries, Marygate, York, Aldershot, Hampshire, 2006
280 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 29 cm
9780853319283, 9780905807218, 0853319286, 0905807219
Acknowledgements; Introduction; Constantinius and Constantine: an exercise in publicity, Averil Cameron; Constantinius and Constantine at York, Paul Bidwell; Emperor and Citizen in the Era of Constantine, Simon Corcoran; In the Pay of the Emperor: coins from the Beaurains (Arras) Treasure, Richard Abdy; The Owners of the Beaurains (Arras) Treasure, Roger Tomlin; Art in the Age of Constantine, Martin Henig, The Crocus Conundrum, Ian Wood; Religious Diversity in Constantine's Empire, Martin Henig; Constantine and Christianity, Averil Cameron; The Legacy of Constantine in Anglo-Saxon England, Jane Hawkes; Abbreviations; CATALOGUE; Glossary; Index of Primary Sources; Bibliography; Index.
"Published on the occasion of the exhibition ... at the Yorkshire Museum ... 31 March-29 October 2006"--Title page verso