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Author Auyang, Sunny Y., author.

Title The dragon and the eagle : the rise and fall of the Chinese and Roman empires / Sunny Y. Auyang.

Publication Info. Armonk, New York : M.E. Sharpe, [2014]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  931.04 Au96d 2014    ---  Available
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Description xxvi, 398 pages : maps ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-375) and index.
Contents Guide to pronunciation of Chinese Pinyin -- Introduction : mirrors from the deep past -- Pt. I. The Roman Republic and pre-imperial China. Nation formation ; State building ; Empire building ; Winning the peace -- Pt. II. The Roman and early Chinese empires. Courses of empire ; Arts of government ; Strategies of superpower ; Decline and fall -- Appendices -- Timelines -- Maps.
Summary This stimulating, uniquely organized, and wonderfully readable comparison of ancient Rome and China offers provocative insights to students and general readers of world history. The book's narrative is clear, completely jargon-free, strikingly independent, and addresses the complete cycles of two world empires. The topics explored include nation formation, state building, empire building, arts of government, strategies of superpowers, and decline and fall.
Subject China -- History -- Qin dynasty, 221-207 B.C.
China -- History -- Han dynasty, 202 B.C.-220 A.D.
Rome -- History -- Empire, 284-476.
Han Dynasty (China) (OCoLC)fst01696746
Qin Dynasty (China) (OCoLC)fst01696772
China. (OCoLC)fst01206073
Rome (Empire) (OCoLC)fst01204885
Chronological Term 221 B.C. - 476 A.D.
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780765643698 (cloth : alk. paper)
0765643693 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780765643704 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0765643707 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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