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Martyrdom and Religious Identity in Late Antiquity

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Constantine and the Captive Christians of Persia

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It is widely believed that the Emperor Constantine's conversion to Christianity politicized religious allegiances - that it divided the Christian Roman Empire from the Zoroastrian Sasanian Empire and led to the persecution of Christians in Persia. But this account is based upon Greek ecclesiastical histories and Syriac martyrdom narratives that date to centuries after the fact. In this ground breaking study, Kyle Smith analyzes diverse Greek, Latin, and Syriac sources to show that there was not, and has never been, just one history of fourth-century Mesopotamia. By examining the conflicting hagiographical and historical evidence, Constantine and the Captive Christians of Persia presents an evocative and evolving portrait of the first Christian emperor, one that uncovers how Syriac Christians manipulated the image of their western Christian counterparts to fashion their own political and religious identities during this century of radical change.

Constantine and the Captive Christians of Persia by Kyle Smith was published by University of California Press in February 2016. The ISBN for Constantine and the Captive Christians of Persia is 9780520289604.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherUniversity of California Press (February 2016)
Weight477g
Number of Pages237
Thickness22 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9780520289604
ISBN-100520289609
Product Code4374697
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