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"Dividing the realm in order to govern" : the spatial organization of the Song state (960-1276 CE)

Author: Ruth Mostern
Publisher: Cambridge : Harvard University Asia Center, ©2011.
Series: Harvard-Yenching Institute monograph series, 73.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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States are inherently and fundamentally geographical. Sovereignty is based on control of territory. This book uses Song China to explain how a pre-industrial regime organized itself spatially in order to exercise authority. On more than a thousand occasions, the Song court founded, abolished, promoted, demoted, and reordered jurisdictions in an attempt to maximize the effectiveness of limited resources in a climate
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Mostern
ISBN: 9780674056022 0674056027
OCLC Number: 555658463
Description: xix, 370 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue --
pt. 1. The meaning of territory --
The political economy of spatial change in imperial China --
The spatial organization of state power in Song China --
Following the tracks of Yu : depictions of imperial territory --
pt. 2. The history of territory --
"Strengthen the trunk and weaken the branches" : the fall and rise of the territorial state (750-1005) --
"Enrich the state and let the people prosper" : spatial organization in China's long eleventh century (1005-1127) --
The end of the middle-period spatial cycle (1127-1368) --
Appendix: The digital gazetteer of Song China / Ruth Mostern with Elijah Meeks.
Series Title: Harvard-Yenching Institute monograph series, 73.
Responsibility: Ruth Mostern.

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