World History: The Han And The Roman Empire

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The policies and institutions that integrated the Roman Empire were very similar to those of Han dynasty China. Nowhere is this more prevalent than in Robert L. Tignor/ et Worlds Together, Worlds Apart, 4th edition-Combined Volume. This chapter explores two of the major imperial powers to appear in world history: the Han dynasty and the Roman Empire. It discusses their origins: how each uses centralized authority to rule a large territorial empire, and how each incorporated the diverse peoples under its control. The chapter also deals with the empires’ major accomplishments, such as the construction of the Great Wall of China and the roads and aqueducts of Rome. Eventually the paths of these two empires crossed as trade along the Silk Road

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