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Author Mutschler, Fritz-Heiner
Title Conceiving the Empire : China and Rome Compared
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009
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Note Intro -- Contents -- List of Abbreviations-Note on Romanization and Citation -- List of Illustrations and Tables -- Notes on Contributors -- Preface -- PART I. THE BIRTH OF THE IMPERIAL ORDER -- A. The Idea of 'Empire': Its Genesis before and its Unfolding after the Emergence of the Empire -- City and Empire -- Interlude: Kingship and Empire -- The Rhetoric of 'Empire' in the Classical Era in China -- B. Historiography and the Emerging Empire -- Imagining the Empire? Concepts of 'Primeval Unity' in Pre-imperial Historiographic Tradition -- The Emergence of Empire: Rome and the Surrounding World in Historical Narratives from the Late Third Century BC to the Early First Century AD -- PART II. THE FIRMLY ESTABLISHED EMPIRE -- A. Imperial Grandeur and Historiography à la Grande -- The Problem of 'Imperial Historiography' in Rome -- Forging Legacy: The Pact between Empire and Historiography in Ancient China -- B. The Spatial Dimension of the Unified World: Imperial Geography and Cartographical Representations -- Diagram (tu) and Text (wen): Mapping the Chinese World -- Text and Image: Mapping the Roman World -- C. Self-Image and the Formation of Imperial Rhetorics -- Announcements from the Mountains: The Stele Inscriptions of the Qin First Emperor -- The Res Gestae Divi Augusti and the Roman Empire -- D. The Power of Images: Imperial Order and Imperial Aura as Represented in Art and Architecture -- Image and Empire: The Shaping of Augustan Rome -- Imperial Aura and the Image of the Other in Han Art -- PART III. THE WANING OF THE IMPERIAL ORDER -- A. History Writing in the Face of Crisis -- The Impact of the Empire's Crises on Historiography and Historical Thinking in Late Antiquity -- Empire on the Brink: Chinese Historiography in the Post-Han-Period -- B. When the Imperial Order Disintegrates: Rethinking the 'Empire' under Religious Auspices
New Tendencies, Religious and Philosophical, in the Roman Empire of the Third to Early Fifth Centuries -- New Tendencies, Religious and Philosophical, in the Chinese World of the Third through Sixth Centuries -- Epilogue -- Chronological Table -- Maps of Ancient China and Rome -- Glossary of Chinese Characters -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- W -- X -- Y -- Z -- Index of Names -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Y -- Z -- Index of Subjects -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- L -- M -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Z
A collection of essays, by a team of experts in Sinology and Classical Studies, exploring the mental images and symbolical representations of ̀empire' that developed in the two most powerful political entities of antiquity: China and Rome
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Mutschler, Fritz-Heiner Conceiving the Empire : China and Rome Compared Oxford : Oxford University Press,c2009 9780199214648
Subject History, Ancient -- Historiography.;Imperialism -- Historiography.;China -- History -- Han dynasty, 202 B.C.-220 A.D.;Rome -- History -- Empire, 30 B.C.-476 A.D
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Alt Author Mittag, Achim
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