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Rome and China : comparative perspectives on ancient world empires / edited by Walter Scheidel.

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Publication:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Series:
Oxford studies in early empires.
Oxford studies in early empires
Format/Description:
Book
xiii, 240 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
History, Ancient -- Historiography.
History -- Methodology.
Rome -- History -- Republic, 265-30 B.C.
Rome -- History -- Empire, 30 B.C.-284 A.D.
China -- History -- Han dynasty, 202 B.C.-220 A.D.
Imperialism -- History.
Contents:
From the "great convergence" to the "first great divergence": Roman and Qin-Han state formation and its aftermath / Walter Scheidel
War, state formation, and the evolution of military institutions in ancient China and Rome / Nathan Rosenstein
Lawand punishment in the formation of empire / Karen Turner
Eunuchs, women, and imperial courts / Maria H. Dettenhofer
Commanding and consuming the world: empire, tribute, and trade in Roman and Chinese history / Peter Fibiger Bang
Gift circulation and charity in the Han and Roman Empires / Mark Edward Lewis
The monetary systems of the Han and Roman Empires / Walter Scheidel.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-227) and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Class of 1939 Fund.
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Orville H. Bullitt Classics Fund.
Contributor:
Scheidel, Walter, 1966-
Orville H. Bullitt Classics Fund.
Class of 1939 Fund.
ISBN:
9780195336900
0195336909
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