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The Resource Historical dynamics : why states rise and fall, Peter Turchin

Historical dynamics : why states rise and fall, Peter Turchin

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Historical dynamics : why states rise and fall
Title
Historical dynamics
Title remainder
why states rise and fall
Statement of responsibility
Peter Turchin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Taking up the problem of territorial dynamics - why some polities at certain times expand and at other times contract - this book shows that a similar research program can advance our understanding of dynamical processes in history." "Peter Turchin develops hypotheses from a wide range of social, political, economic, and demographic factors: geopolitics, factors affecting collective solidarity, dynamics of ethnic assimilation/religious conversion, and the interaction between population dynamics and sociopolitical stability. He then translates these into a spectrum of mathematical models, investigates the dynamics predicted by the models, and contrasts model predictions with empirical patterns. Turchin's highly instructive empirical tests demonstrate that certain models predict empirical patterns with a high degree of accuracy. For instance, one model accounts for the recurrent waves of state breakdown in medieval and early modern Europe. And historical data confirm that ethno-nationalist solidarity produces an aggressively expansive state under certain conditions (such as in locations where imperial frontiers coincide with religious divides). The strength of Turchin's results suggests that the synthetic approach he advocates can significantly improve our understanding of historical dynamics."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
P@U
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Turchin, Peter
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton studies in complexity
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Historiometry
  • History
  • HISTORY
  • Historiometry
  • History
Label
Historical dynamics : why states rise and fall, Peter Turchin
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 226-242) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Statement of the problem -- Geopolitics -- Collective solidarity -- The metaethnic frontier theory -- An empirical test of the metaethnic frontier theory -- Ethnokinetics -- The demographic-structural theory -- Secular cycles in population numbers -- Case studies -- Mathematical appendix -- Data summaries for the test of the metaethnic frontier theory
Control code
on1030027318
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 245 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400889310
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1wfgchv
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1030027318
Label
Historical dynamics : why states rise and fall, Peter Turchin
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 226-242) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Statement of the problem -- Geopolitics -- Collective solidarity -- The metaethnic frontier theory -- An empirical test of the metaethnic frontier theory -- Ethnokinetics -- The demographic-structural theory -- Secular cycles in population numbers -- Case studies -- Mathematical appendix -- Data summaries for the test of the metaethnic frontier theory
Control code
on1030027318
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 245 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400889310
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1wfgchv
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1030027318

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