From the 'Great Convergence' to the 'First Great Divergence': Roman and Qin-Han State Formation and its Aftermath
Princeton/Stanford Working Papers in Classics
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 12
Keywords: Rome, China, State formation, Great Divergence
Date posted: February 26, 2008