Conceiving the Empire by Fritz-Heiner Mutscher
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Conceiving the Empire
By Fritz-Heiner Mutscher

Conceiving the Empire

China and Rome Compared

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Conceiving the Empire by Fritz-Heiner Mutscher

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The essays in Conceiving the Empire explore the mental images, ideas, and symbolical representations of 'empire' which developed in the two most powerful political entities of antiquity: China and Rome. While the central focus is on historiography, other related fields are also explored: geography and cartography, epigraphy, art and architecture, and, more generally, political thought and the history of ideas. Written by a collaborative team of experts in Sinology and Classical Studies, the volume focuses the attention of the emerging discipline of East-West cross-cultural studies on an essential feature of the ancient Mediterranean and Chinese worlds: the emergence of 'empire' and the enduring influence of the 'imperial' order.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199214648
ISBN-10: 0199214646
Format: Hardback
(240mm x 161mm x 31mm)
Pages: 512
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 13-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Fritz-Heiner Mutscher

Achim Mittag is Professor of Chinese Studies at Tubingen University.

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