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From the 'Great Convergence' to the 'First Great Divergence': Roman and Qin-Han State Formation and its Aftermath


Walter Scheidel


Stanford University

10/2007

Princeton/Stanford Working Papers in Classics

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This paper provides a synoptic outline of convergent trends in state formation in western and eastern Eurasia from the early first millennium BCE to the mid-first millennium CE and considers the problem of subsequent divergence.

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Keywords: Rome, China, State formation, Great Divergence

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Date posted: February 26, 2008  

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Scheidel, Walter, From the 'Great Convergence' to the 'First Great Divergence': Roman and Qin-Han State Formation and its Aftermath (10/2007). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1096433 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1096433

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Stanford, CA 94305-2145
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