15% done with Lost to the West: The Forgotten Byzantine Empire That Rescued Western Civilization

Constantine is covered next, and it’s interesting how he used religion – religion that was new and fracturing – to his administrative advantage. This seems really difficult to pull off since the world at the time was very chaotic and yet he was able to bring about order through clever maneuvering and always knowing which way the wind was (really) blowing. He also played a large role in the Nicene Creed.