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Constantine and the Captive Christians of Persia

Martyrdom and Religious Identity in Late Antiquity

Constantine and the Captive Christians of Persia( )
Author: Smith, Kyle
Series title:Transformation of the Classical Heritage Ser.
ISBN:978-0-520-30839-8
Publication Date:Nov 2019
Publisher:University of California Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $34.95
Book Description:

It is widely believed that the Emperor Constantine's conversion to Christianity politicized religious allegiances, dividing the Christian Roman Empire from the Zoroastrian Sasanian Empire and leading to the persecution of Christians in Persia. This account, however, is based on Greek ecclesiastical histories and Syriac martyrdom narratives that date to centuries after the fact. In this groundbreaking study, Kyle Smith analyzes diverse Greek, Latin, and Syriac sources to show that...
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Book Details
Pages:256
Detailed Subjects: History / Ancient / Rome
Religion / Christianity / General
Religion / Christian Church / History
History / Ancient / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.967 x 8.931 x 0.59 Inches
Book Weight:0.792 Pounds



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