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

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ISBN-10: 0765643707

ISBN-13: 9780765643704

Edition: 2014

Authors: Sunny Y. Auyang

List price: $57.95
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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 of the state of Qin in 771 BCE and the foundation of the Roman Republic in 509 BCE. The stories end with the fall of northern China in 316 CE and the fall of the Western Roman Empire in 476 CE, each to a multitude of barbarian peoples originating from beyond its northern frontier. In between those dates, the author…    
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Book details

List price: $57.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 4/4/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Sunny Y. Auyang, who has worked as a research scientist at Hewlett-Packard and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is the author of, most recently, Mind in Everyday Life and Cognitive Science.