The essays in Conceiving the Empire explore the mental images, ideas, and symbolical representations of empire' which developed in the two most powerful political entities of antiquity: China and Rome. While the central focus is on historiography, other related fields are also explored: geography and cartography, epigraphy, art and architecture, and, more generally, political thought and the history of ideas. Written by a collaborative team of experts in Sinology and Classical Studies, the volume focuses the attention of ...

Conceiving the Empire: China and Rome Compared 2009, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199214648