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VI - Demography And The End Of The Republic

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Demographic expansion in a context of limited agricultural resources occurred at many times in the pre-industrial world, yet it did not inevitably lead to state breakdown. This chapter describes briefly Jack Goldstone's schema before turning to how it might help to understand the impact of Italy?s second-century population growth. It justifies the view that the Roman revolution was indeed a revolution; accepting for the moment that it was, no power so large was overtaken by revolution between the end of the Ancient Near East and the Russian revolution, and whether or not our judgment is sharpened by comparative history, there is an undoubted fascination, for an age living with the consequences of the Russian, German, Chinese, and Islamic revolutions, in the analysis of the Roman revolution.

Keywords: demography; Jack Goldstone; Roman revolution



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