By Achim Mittag,Fritz-Heiner Mutschler

The essays in Conceiving the Empire discover the psychological photographs, rules, and symbolical representations of `empire' which built within the strongest political entities of antiquity: China and Rome. whereas the valuable concentration is on historiography, different comparable fields also are explored: geography and cartography, epigraphy, paintings and structure, and, extra usually, political concept and the heritage of rules. Written through a collaborative crew of specialists in Sinology and Classical experiences, the amount focuses the eye of the rising self-discipline of East-West cross-cultural stories on a necessary characteristic of the traditional Mediterranean and chinese language worlds: the emergence of `empire' and the iconic effect of the `imperial' order.

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