Empire Formation and Climate Change

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* Article: World-systems in the Biogeosphere: Three Thousand Years of Urbanization, Empire Formation and Climate Change. By Christopher Chase-Dunn et al.

URL = https://irows.ucr.edu/papers/irows11/irows11.htm

What are the "the causes of a fascinating synchrony that emerged between East Asia and the distant West Asian/Mediterranean region".


"World-systems are human interaction networks that display oscillations of expansion and contraction, with occasional large expansions that bring formerly separate regional systems into systemic intercourse with one another. These waves of expansion, now called globalization, have, in the last two centuries, created a single integrated intercontinental political economy in which all national societies are strongly linked. This paper investigates the pulsations of regional interaction networks (world-systems) in Afroeurasia over the past 3000 years."