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The Dragon and the Eagle: The Rise and Fall of the Chinese and Roman Empires

4.75  ·  Rating Details ·  4 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
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. It begins with the births of empire builders, the investiture ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published April 30th 2014 by Routledge (first published March 14th 2014)
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Martin
Dec 21, 2015 Martin rated it really liked it
It’s rather surprising that there has not been such a comparative study before of these two empires whose impact is still felt deeply in the world today. They both were approximately the same size as the United States and comprised nearly half of the world’s population. They had many similarities in their foundation and were ultimately vexed by the nomads of the steppes during their declines. Each had a similar rise to fortune, investiture in empire, and fall to northern barbarians, with each ...more
Anthony Faber
Jul 09, 2014 Anthony Faber rated it it was amazing
Interesting book contrasting the Roman and Chinese empires. I found it a bit hard to follow at times because I know nothing of Chinese history and geography and little more of Roman era, (there are maps in the back, but I forgot they were there for most of the book). The contrasts in how Chinese and Romans looked at government in different eras were striking.
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