The Earliest Asian Empires

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Humanities 1914 Explorations in Traditional Asian Cultures The Earliest Asian Empires Roman : beginnings of empire in 3 rd century BCE Han : 206 BCE-220 CE Achemenid (Persian): 550-330 BCE Mauryan : 321-185 BCE I. Lasting significance or legacies (things that those empire have in common) A. Ideal of political unity for multiple regions/ethnicities; common rule and law; rulers idealized Not so much with the Persian empire Common rule and law are more evidence in Roman empire B. Creation of cultural unity propagated by elites through common written language, common writings, common religious/philosophical traditions Roman – Latin, Indian – Sanskrit, China – common script for various dialect C. Creation of “classical” culture in literature and the arts India – classical culture developed after the earliest empire however, it have it root in the earliest empire D. Destructive and Fruitful Interactions between “civilized” and “barbarian”
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