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Christopher Chase-Dunn Alexandira, Egypt Sociology 10 The City: An Introduction Rome
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Reading for April 19 April 19 Cities, Empires and Hegemony1 Christopher Chase-Dunn, Alexis Alvarez and Daniel Pasciuti, “Power and size: urbanization and emp in Cities Reader .
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Largest cities in the early Central System
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Largest Empires in the Early Central System
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1000 bce
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200 bce
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622 ce
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1100 ce
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1600 ce
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1900 ce
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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.
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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
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Mesopotamian largest cities and empires
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West Asian Largest Cities and Empires
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East Asia Cities and Empires
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