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- ISBN: 9780415589956 | 0415589959
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 10/15/2014
It is crucial to an understanding of the modern world that the evolution of Asian polities be explored not only in terms of political systems, but also in terms of how their territories expanded. This book is path-breaking in that it analyses Asian historical experiences of polity expansion, examining the motives, mechanisms and justifications for territorial expansion by Asian polities from premodern times.