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

Princeton/Stanford Working Papers in Classics

12 Pages Posted: 26 Feb 2008  

Walter Scheidel

Stanford University

Date Written: 10/2007

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Rome, China, State formation, Great Divergence

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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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1096433 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1096433

Walter Scheidel (Contact Author)

Stanford University ( email )

Stanford, CA 94305-2145
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www,stanford.edu/~scheidel

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