Kingdom without end: the sacralisation of Roman Imperium from Eusebius of Caesarea to Avitus of Vienne

Leslie, Joel (2013) Kingdom without end: the sacralisation of Roman Imperium from Eusebius of Caesarea to Avitus of Vienne. MRes thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This thesis examines how the Roman political concept of imperium changed as a result of the tumultuous events of the fourth and fifth centuries, from its original meaning as a specifically Roman and pagan concept prior to Constantine, to a specifically Christian concept which found justification in the teachings of the Bible and which could be modified and adapted as the historical situation demanded to ensure the continual development of a new 'Christian Empire'.

Item Type: Thesis (MRes)
Qualification Level: Masters
Keywords: Rome, imperium, Christian, Eusebius, Ambrose, Constantine, theology, empire, identity, Avitus, Ruricius, Augustine, Gaul,
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
P Language and Literature > PA Classical philology
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts > School of Humanities > Classics
College of Arts > School of Humanities > History
Funder's Name: UNSPECIFIED
Supervisor's Name: Airlie, Dr Stuart and Stenger, Professor Jan
Date of Award: 2013
Depositing User: Mr Joel Leslie
Unique ID: glathesis:2013-5299
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2014 12:42
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2014 12:43
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/5299

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