Title: The History of Christianity from the Birth of Christ to the Abolition of Paganism in the Roman Empire, vol. 2
Author: Henry Hart Milman
Publisher: John Murray, 1867
Condition: Leather, raised bands on spine. Significant wear to cover, with top of spin frayed and staining to cover. Marbled end papers. Inscription on fly leaf and minor underlining and annotations to text. Well bound. Vol 2 only of a 3 volume set.
About the book:
Christianity to the close of the 1st century
Christianity and Orientalism
Christianity during the prosperous period of the Roman Empire
Christianity and Marcus Aurelius the Philosopher
Fourth Period – Christianity under the Successors of Marcus Aurelius
The Persecution under Diocletian
Constantine becomes sole Emperor
Foundation of Constantinople
Christianity under the Sons of Constantine
About the author (from Wikipedia):
The Very Reverend Henry Hart Milman (10 February 1791 – 24 September 1868) was an English historian and ecclesiastic.
Milman published in 1829 his History of the Jews, which is memorable as the first by an English clergyman which treated the Jews as an Oriental tribe, recognized sheikhs and amirs in the Old Testament, sifted and classified documentary evidence, and evaded or minimized the miraculous. In consequence, the author was attacked and his preferment was delayed. His History of Christianity to the Abolition of Paganism in the Roman Empire (1840) had been completely ignored; but the continuation of his major work, the History of Latin Christianity (1855), which has passed through many editions, was well received. In 1838 he had edited Edward Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, and in the following year published his Life of Gibbon.
Milman was also responsible for an edition of Horace, and when he died he had almost finished a history of St Paul’s Cathedral, which was completed and published by his son, A. Milman (London, 1868), who also collected and published in 1879 a volume of his essays and articles.