Princeton/Stanford Working Papers in Classics
12 Pages Posted: 26 Feb 2008
Date Written: 10/2007
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
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
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