Category Archives: Constantine

Opening Christ’s Tomb

I found this several weeks ago and have been waiting to post it. When I was in Jerusalem in June, I went multiple times to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. It is such an inspiring and interesting place on … Continue reading

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Roman economic difficulties 

Here is an excellent, if problematic, article that purports to show how Roman central planners destroyed the Empire’s economy. He is absolutely dead-on regarding Diocletian’s reforms, so beloved of textbook authors. Students interested in the decline/transformation of the Roman world … Continue reading

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Rome’s Lost Empire

I don’t spend a lot time in HST121 on the Byzantine Empire. Constantine creates his “New Rome” and then zap down the memory hole in my traditional lecture. Byzantium fares a little better in my online classes, in that the … Continue reading

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