The Age of Constantine the Great

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Author  Jacob Burckhardt
Publisher  University of California Press
Publication Date   March 25, 1983
ISBN  0520046803
Pages  400

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In the present work it has been the author's design to describe the remarkable half century from the accession of Diocletian to the death of Constantine in its quality as a period of transition. What was intended was not a history of the life and reign of Constantine, nor yet an encyclopedia of all worth-while information pertaining to this period. Rather were the significant and essential characteristics of the contemporary world to be outlined and shaped into a perspicuous sketch of the whole.

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