Constantine the Populist. / Cooper, Kate.

In: Journal of Early Christian Studies, Vol. 27, No. 2, 26.06.2019, p. 241-270.

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Constantine the Populist. / Cooper, Kate.

In: Journal of Early Christian Studies, Vol. 27, No. 2, 26.06.2019, p. 241-270.

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Cooper, K 2019, 'Constantine the Populist', Journal of Early Christian Studies, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 241-270. https://doi.org/10.1353/earl.2019.0020

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Cooper, K. (2019). Constantine the Populist. Journal of Early Christian Studies, 27(2), 241-270. https://doi.org/10.1353/earl.2019.0020

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Cooper K. Constantine the Populist. Journal of Early Christian Studies. 2019 Jun 26;27(2):241-270. https://doi.org/10.1353/earl.2019.0020

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Cooper, Kate. / Constantine the Populist. In: Journal of Early Christian Studies. 2019 ; Vol. 27, No. 2. pp. 241-270.

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