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Rome and China : comparative perspectives on ancient world empires

Rome and China : comparative perspectives on ancient world empires

Author: Walter Scheidel
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Series: Oxford studies in early empires.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Acknowledgments. List of maps, figures, and tables. Notes on contributors. Chronology. Maps. Introduction, Walter Scheidel. 1. From the "Great Convergence" to the "First Great Divergence:" Roman and Qin Han State Formation and its Aftermath, Walter Scheidel. 2. War, State Formation, and the Evolution of Military Institutions in Ancient China and Rome, Nathan Rosenstein. 3. Law and Punishment in the Formation of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rome and China.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008020445
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Scheidel
ISBN: 9780199714292 0199714290 9780195336900 0195336909 1281930911 9781281930910 9786611930912 6611930914 0199887527 9780199887521
OCLC Number: 311040362
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 240 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: From the "great convergence" to the "first great divergence": Roman and Qin-Han state formation and its aftermath / Walter Scheidel --
War, state formation, and the evolution of military institutions in ancient China and Rome / Nathan Rosenstein --
Lawand punishment in the formation of empire / Karen Turner --
Eunuchs, women, and imperial courts / Maria H. Dettenhofer --
Commanding and consuming the world: empire, tribute, and trade in Roman and Chinese history / Peter Fibiger Bang --
Gift circulation and charity in the Han and Roman Empires / Mark Edward Lewis --
The monetary systems of the Han and Roman Empires / Walter Scheidel.
Series Title: Oxford studies in early empires.
Responsibility: edited by Walter Scheidel.
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The book is an admirable demonstration of the great potential that lies in comparative analysis of the Greco-Roman world Ancient China. * Hyun Jin Kim, Bryn Mawr Classical Review *

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