Onstantine and the Christianization of Jerusalem: how a pagan military colony became the holiest place of Christendom

1) Constantine and the Christianization of Jerusalem: how a pagan military colony became the holiest place of Christendom

Think of these essays as encyclopedia articles that convey an informed sense of what the topic is about, but do so succinctly, based on solid information, with citation of sources, and in accessible (not too stilted, not too informal) prose.

In each essay, make sure to integrate what you regard as the most important names, dates, events or factors (factors: e.g. a?infra-structure,a? a?monumental architecturea? or a?cult restoration,a? a?legitimate rulea?), indicating a solid understanding of what matters most as one provides a reader with a brief introduction to these respective periods.

1) Constantine and Christianization
a. what was Jerusalem like before Constantine
b. what measures did he take to change it and what remained unchanged
c. why did he take those measures
d. how did Jerusalem develop over the centuries of Roman rule
e. how did Roman rule end
f. has Christian Roman rule indelibly changed Jerusalem or has it vanished without a trace?