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Images, objects and imperial power in the Roman and Qin-Han empires

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How and why was imperial power made visually and physically manifest in two similar, contemporaneous megastates – the Roman Principate and Qin-Han China? Framing the Chinese and Roman material within such a question breaks it free from the web of expectations and assumptions in which conventional scholarship almost always situates it. It also builds upon the limited but promising work recently undertaken to study these two empires together in a comparative context. The purpose of this thes...

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University of Oxford
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Brasenose College
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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