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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

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

Author:
Sunny Y Auyang

Publisher:
Routledge

Publication Year:
2014




Abstract:
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.

Table of Contents:

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


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