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Emperor and Senators in the Reign of Constantius II by Muriel Moserinvestigates the relationship between the emperors Constantine I and his son Constantius II and the senators of Constantinople and Rome. contextualizes the integration of the social elites of Rome and the Eastern provinces into the imperial system and demonstrates their increased importance for the maintenance of imperial rule.
Imperial Invectives Against Constantius II by Richard Flowercontemporary invectives against the emperor by three bishops (Athanasius of Alexandria, Hilary of Poitiers and Lucifer of Cagliari), all of whom opposed Constantius' religious policies and were exiled by the imperial and ecclesiastical authorities during the 350s.
Episcopal Networks in Late Antiquity by Peter Gemeinhardt et al.focusing on the formation and operation of episcopal networks. The rise of the bishop as a major figure of authority resulted in an increase in long-distance communication among church elites coming from different geographical areas and belonging to distinct ecclesiastical and theological traditions.
A Companion to Julian the Apostate by Hans-Ulrich Wiemersynthesizes research on Julian conducted in many languages over the last decades and develops new perspectives. scrutinize the voluminous and variegated sources for Julian's life and rule and reflect on the perceptions of modern research.
The Acts of the Council of Chalcedon by Richard Priceday-by-day deliberations of the council as revealed in its Acts. This edition, based on both the Greek and Latin versions of the Acts, is the first translation in a modern western language, and the first annotated edition. includes a selection of the attendant documentation, relating to imperial policy and the stance of the papacy. 3 volumes.
Chalcedon in Context: church councils 400-700 by Richard PriceActs of the Councils are one of the largest collections of source materials relating to the Church of Late Antiquity and its state relations, and this volume places the acclaimed translation in context with the Council of Chalcedon of 451, ultimately informing historians on how to approach manifold aspects of these documents.
The Idea of Nicaea in the Early Church Councils, AD 431-451 by Mark S. Smithexamines the role that appeals to Nicaea (both the council and its creed) played in the major councils of the mid-fifth century. argues that the conflict between rival construals of Nicaea, and the struggle convincingly to arbitrate between them, represented a key dynamic driving - and unsettling - the conciliar activity of these decades.