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11/8/10 Constantine Diocletian resigns in 305 believing he has done everything he can for the empire Wants a peaceful transition that he set out in the constitution Two contenders after 6 years of civil war Constantine and Maxentius
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11/8/10 Constantine’s vision Cross made of light at noon “Use this and conquer” Christ appears in a dream that night and told him to use a likeness of the cross on his shield in battle Christian crosses are drawn on the soldier’s shields His army wins and he converts
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11/8/10 Conversion genuine No strategic advantage to conversion because sect is so small Edict of Milan (313) rescinds persecution of Christians Gave bishops civil authority over Christian communities in each Roman city
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11/8/10 Gains for the Christians Exempted churches from taxation Clergy relieved of military service Reparations to Christian communities Built new churches with imperial money Gave churches books and vestments Educated priests
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2010 for the course MST 020A taught by Professor Blaircitron during the Fall '10 term at UC Davis.

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