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Nicaea

Sara Parvis

in Marcellus of Ancyra and the Lost Years of the Arian Controversy 325-345

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199280131
eISBN:
9780191603792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199280134.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines the evidence for membership of the two alliances which squared up against one another before Nicaea, including the names and numbers on both sides, and the degree to which ... More


From Nicaea to the Death of Constantine

Sara Parvis

in Marcellus of Ancyra and the Lost Years of the Arian Controversy 325-345

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199280131
eISBN:
9780191603792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199280134.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter argues that Eustathius of Antioch’s deposition took place in autumn 327 as a result of real or faked evidence of sexual misdemeanour, triggering a reversal by Constantine of his previous ... More


Pagan City and Christian Capital: Rome in the Fourth Century

John R Curran

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199254200
eISBN:
9780191715150
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254200.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The critical century between the arrival of Constantine and the advance of Alaric in the early 5th century witnessed dramatic changes in the city of Rome. This book breaks away from the usual notions ... More


Layers of Loyalty in Latin Panegyric: AD 289 - 307

Roger Rees

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199249183
eISBN:
9780191719431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249183.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book relates the historical circumstances of five panegyrical speeches to survive from late antique Gaul to their literary characteristics and ideological perspectives. The years 289-307 saw ... More


The Iconoclast Controversy 726–843

J. M. Hussey

in The Orthodox Church in the Byzantine Empire

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198264569
eISBN:
9780191601170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198264569.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The introductory part discusses the growing cult of the icon in the Orthodox Church and the controversies that this gave rise to in the period 728–843; the cult started in the late sixth and seventh ... More


After Stephanus

P. M. Fraser

in Greek Ethnic Terminology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264287
eISBN:
9780191753978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264287.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The epitomised Stephanus is the only text of an Ethnika surviving from antiquity. Consequently we cannot speak of his successors in the same way that he himself may be regarded as successor of Oros, ... More


Prologue: From Constantine to Abd al‐Malik

Hagith Sivan

in Palestine in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199284177
eISBN:
9780191712555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284177.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on religious politics in Palestine from the 4th century onwards. Topics covered include Constantine's efforts to establish Christianity in Palestine, the emergence of a new ... More


Epilogue

Hagith Sivan

in Palestine in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199284177
eISBN:
9780191712555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284177.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter presents a synthesis of the preceding discussions. It argues that Palestinian creeds and Palestinian-shaped faiths, although preaching peace, promoted dissension. The presence of so many ... More


Constantine and Rome

R. Ross Holloway

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100433
eISBN:
9780300129717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100433.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Constantine the Great (285–337) played a crucial role in mediating between the pagan, imperial past of the city of Rome, which he conquered in 312, and its future as a Christian capital. This book ... More


The Historical Context of Iconoclast Reform

Judith Herrin

in Margins and Metropolis: Authority across the Byzantine Empire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153018
eISBN:
9781400845224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153018.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines the historical context of iconoclast reform under the Byzantine Empire. In the early eighth century, the Byzantine Empire teetered on the edge of total collapse. From 695 to 717 ... More


Constantinople, Rome, and the Franks in the Seventh and Eighth Centuries

Judith Herrin

in Margins and Metropolis: Authority across the Byzantine Empire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153018
eISBN:
9781400845224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153018.003.0011
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines a development in European diplomacy that proved critical to Western–Byzantine relations: between the seventh and eighth centuries, successive bishops of Rome abandoned their ... More


Moving Bones: Evidence of Political Burials from Medieval Constantinople

Judith Herrin

in Unrivalled Influence: Women and Empire in Byzantium

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153216
eISBN:
9781400845217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153216.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

The rulers of Byzantium had a specific burial place, which had been established by Constantine I—the imperial mausoleum later attached to the Church of the Holy Apostles. The eponymous founder of the ... More


Christian Society in the Middle of the Eleventh Century

Colin Morris

in The Papal Monarchy: The Western Church from 1050 to 1250

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269250
eISBN:
9780191600708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269250.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The mid‐eleventh century saw the strong dominance of royal authority over the independence of the church. The system may be described as the private ownership of church (Eigenkirchentum). Its most ... More


Diocletian and the Great Persecution; Rise of Constantine

Henry Chadwick

in The Church in Ancient Society: From Galilee to Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246953
eISBN:
9780191600463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246955.003.0028
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The long peace and expansion of the Church in the middle years of the third century was suddenly ended by fierce persecution under Diocletian in 303–04. In the period of political confusion after ... More


Constantine: Lactantius, Eusebius of Caesarea, Arius, and the Council of Nicaea

Henry Chadwick

in The Church in Ancient Society: From Galilee to Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246953
eISBN:
9780191600463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246955.003.0029
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The new situation created by the rise to sole power of a Christian emperor was seen by many Christians as fulfilment of the prophecy that God's word would spread throughout the civilized world but ... More


The Seeds of Reaction

Henry Chadwick

in The Church in Ancient Society: From Galilee to Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246953
eISBN:
9780191600463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246955.003.0030
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Prominent bishops in the east remained sympathetic to Arius, and several anti‐Arian bishops, including Athanasius, were deposed. Athanasius and Eusebius of Caesarea both used the term ‘ecumenical’, ... More


Principalities and Powers

Mary Orr

in Flaubert's Tentation: Remapping Nineteenth-Century French Histories of Religion and Science

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199258581
eISBN:
9780191718083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258581.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter addresses among the most critically commented tableaux of the Tentation. It argues against reading the famous ‘Nebuchadnezzar's Feast’ and ‘Queen of Sheba’ set‐pieces as allegedly ... More


Marsilius of Padua and 'the Truth of History'

George Garnett

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199291564
eISBN:
9780191710520
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291564.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Medieval History

Marsilius of Padua is conventionally considered to be ahead of his time as the first secular political theorist, the first post-classical thinker to espouse republicanism, and a scholastic precursor ... More


The Council at Serdica

Hamilton Hess

in The Early Development of Canon Law and the Council of Serdica

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198269755
eISBN:
9780191601163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269757.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The failure of the attempted settlement of the dispute over the teachings of Arius by the Council of Nicaea in 325 resulted in intense turmoil within the Church during the decades to follow, and this ... More


Pagan Converts

Alan Cameron

in The Last Pagans of Rome

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199747276
eISBN:
9780199866212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747276.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Ever since Gibbon enumerated the “secondary” causes for the spread of Christianity (the primary cause, naturally, being “the convincing evidence of the doctrine itself”), historians have sought to ... More


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