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Римската империя и династия Хан - два модела на държавност в Евразия
The Roman Empire and Dynasty Han - Two Models of State in Eurasia

Author(s): Zhivko Zhekov
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, History, Cultural history, Political Theory, Comparative history, Politics and society
Published by: Великотърновски университет „Св. св. Кирил и Методий”
Keywords: Roman Empire; Han Dynasty; Christian religion; Confucianism; reception

Summary/Abstract: The Roman Empire and the Chinese Han Dynasty are two of the strongest state and military formations that existed in Eurasia in antiquity. They have greater or lesser influence on the patterns of statehood formed in the following centuries in Europe and East Asia. The findings made require an in-depth analysis to be rejected or confirmed. It will allow to examine the mechanisms of this reception and the reasons for its success, which in turn implies the specification of ideas and principles, which in the later societies borrow from the two ancient empires. The analysis shows that the Roman Empire and the Han Dynasty have a significant impact on civilizations, which develops on the lands they own or on their neighbouring territories on which they also influence. Their presence is revealed in the spiritual sphere through Christian religion and Confucianism, but also in the administrative through a number of legal and managerial principles and traditions.