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
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
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