Serdica certainly has an ancient and rich history long before his first Golden Age. This study, however, focuses exclusively on the turning point for the Roman Empire and the Christian church over the middle of the 3rd century to the middle of the 4th century. The aim is to explore and to bring out the main stages in the rise of the Roman and Christian Serdica, indicate the central causes for this rise and to focus on its character. The emphasis is on the close relationship between the transformation of the Empire and the Church, on the one hand and on the other  the urban development, cultural traditions, people and the rulers of the city. Ancient Serdica is represented not only by authentic old and new stories, but also by a hypothetical reconstruction of its main monuments. The book is based on historical sources and the great work of Bulgarian archaeologists started in the late XIX century and particularly active in the XXI century.


Table of contents

A Few Introductory Words

I. Serdica Prior to its Being Declared the Capital of Dacia Aureliana

II. Serdica in the Epoch of the Dominate and the Beginning of the Tetrarchy

III. Serdicas Instant Star under Serdica Emperor Galerius: The Edict of Toleration of April 30th 311 AD

IV. Why did Constantine the Great use to Say, Serdica is my Rome?

V. Second Ecumenical Council, Serdica, 343 AD

VI. An Unprecedented Ceremony: The Abdication of Emperor Vetranio in Serdica, Christmas of 350 AD

VII. Serdica in the Relations Between Roman and Barbarian Rulers

VIII. The First Saints and Prelates of Serdica Church





Сердика е моят Рим

Publisher TANGRA TanNakRa
Language Bulgairan, English
Pages 224
Illustrations color figures
Binding hardback
ISBN 978-954-378-088-4
Creation date 2012
Size 21 х 29 cm

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