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Unformatted text preview: Christopher Chase-Dunn Sociology 10 The City: An Introduction Rome Reading for April 23 April 23 Cities, Empires and Hegemony1 * Christopher Chase-Dunn, Alexis Alvarez and Daniel Pasciuti, “Power and size: urbanization and e in Cities Reader . The story of the Central System: The Assyrians, Hittites, the Persians, the Greeks, the Romans, Islamic Caliphates, Ottoman Empire Empire cities: Nineveh, Babylon, Alexandria, Rome, Baghdad Phoenicians and capitalist city states in the interstices of the Tributary Empires (interstices=spaces between) Bigger empires, Bigger cities. Greek city-states – combining trade with commodified agriculture. The grid system. Rome: another semiperipheral marcher state Power and Size: reciprocal causation Studying the medium-run cycles between city and empire growth empirically. Is empire growth correlated over time with city growth? Why might these two be linked causally?: City growth causes empire growth City decline causes empire decline Empire growth causes city growth Empire decline causes city decline Secular trend vs. correlations among growth/decline phases Mesopotamian largest cities and empires...
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This note was uploaded on 05/25/2010 for the course SOC 10 taught by Professor Dunn during the Spring '10 term at UC Riverside.

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