The Roman Empire ran from 753 B.C.E to 600C.E and stretched from Britain and Germany to North Africa and the Persian Gulf. After 395 it was split into the Byzantine Empire and the Western Roman Empire, which quickly sank into anarchy because of the barbarian invaders from the north and east. Han China ran from 221B.C.E to 220 C.E it stretched from all over eastern China to several territories to the west. Although the Romans and Han empires used powerful militaries and infrastructure to control the peasants and to scare off invasions, they differed in the structure and organization of their bureaucracies and the control that the emperors had over the governors of the states. One similarity of the Roman and Chinas government was to provide order and a system of control to the people, which was difficult because they empires were so stretched out. The Roman did this by creating a republic, were the sovereign power resided in and assembly of male citizens (votes of wealthy men counted for more than the votes of the poor men). But the real center of power was the Senate which was council members and they were an advisory body to the early kings/emperors. Han China had a Confucian form of government was based on the belief that good government was dependent upon consent of the people, and not by force. In Roman and Han China emperor’s claimed their right to rule as a divine right, handed down to them from the gods. They believed they were chosen and sent to rule the people…
The Roman Empire and the Han Dynasty of China were both large and powerful empires that existed during the Classical Period. Han China and Rome were very successful during the Classical period, due to their similarities, but also because of their differences. However, both have fallen down as a result. There are many similarities and differences between Rome and Han China that connect and divide them; in the sense of political control. Although both were seen as two of the strongest empires of their…
Similarities between Rome and Han
▪ Develop from regional into “world powers”
▪ Cost of defending borders which stretch 1000 of miles ultimately hastens downfall
▪ Urban empires based on surplus from agriculture
▪ Technological achievements include hydraulic engineering: Rome aqueducts Chinese canals. Networks of roads & other forms of transport unify empires.
▪ Families headed by patriarchs provide cohesion
▪ Agriculture main economic activity. Get power by breaking…
Han China and Rome
The Han Dynasty and the Roman Empire both had a great influence not only on its people but the world as a whole. The two had similar and different methods of political control. Both ruled their people under a bureaucracy, they had civil servants to maintain their large empires, and their foundations were made of great and strong rulers. Aside from the similarities they also had several differences. Take China for example, they focused more on Confucianism and they had a Mandate…
The Roman Empire Vs. Han China
Politically, Economically, and Socially
The Roman Empire was Dominate Empire in Europe and North Africa, meanwhile, to the east another civilization was just as powerful, the Han dynasty. The two were similar in many ways, but just as different in others. There Political systems of Rome had 2 consoles a year, while China had Emperors. The social system of China and Rome was that the basic unit of society was family. The economical…
and Imperial Rome (31 B.C.E.-476 C.E.) and Han China (206 B.C.E.-220 C.E.) were no different in this sense. Both civilizations had a network of cities and roads, with similar technologies that catalyzed cultural amalgamation and upgraded the standard of living, along with comparable organizational structures. Additionally, both civilizations had problems managing their borders and used similar tactics for defense. However, the Chinese Emperor was interpreted as a God while the Roman Emperor was…
Zhang Qian's mission to the west
Held by Xiongnu for years
Told Han Wudi of possibility of
establishing trade relations to
Han Wudi subdued Xiongnu,
opening up region to safe trade
Trade networks of the Hellenistic era
Important developments of the
classical era that reduced risks
Rulers invested in constructing
roads and bridges
Large empires expanded until
borders were closer
Trade networks of the Hellenistic world
Exchanges between India/Bactria…
Han vs. Rome
September 29, 2013
The Han and the Rome empires were very different in their political systems. Both differed in the way they handled their borders, the way they looked at society, and religion. These two dynasties were different when it came their borders, as well as government. Rome and Han had their similarities as well. Both were similar in agriculture, and in their government. With these two empires having their differences…
Empires on their outside may seem very different and unique. However, when you get down to their fundamentals, you begin to truly realize how similar they are. Just as the imposing pine tree and humble tomato plant may seem vastly different, their start from a lowly seed and craving for water and sunlight to survive unifies them. Such is also true with the Han and Roman empires. While key differences may be present, their social structures, influencing religions, and causes of collapse unify them…
control their empires during the classical period.
Han China (206 B.C.E.–220 C.E.)
Imperial Rome (31 B.C.E.–476 C.E.)
Evidence (5 pieces): 2 pts.
Evidence for A
Evidence for B
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Han China (206 B.C.E.–220 C.E.) and Imperial Rome (31 B.C.E.–476…
What is the definitions AND significance of the following?
Veto- Who had it?Praetors- How many?
Twelve TablesCitizenship- who had it?
Women?Times of emergency, who ruled?
Punic WarsHannibal? Scipio?
Tiberius & Gaius Gracchus?Civil War Period?
Shift from Republic to Empire? DescribeLoyalty of soldier? Julius CaesarTriumvirate