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Historical Dynamics: Why States Rise and Fall

Peter Turchin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691180779
eISBN:
9781400889310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180779.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

Many historical processes are dynamic. Populations grow and decline. Empires expand and collapse. Religions spread and wither. Natural scientists have made great strides in understanding dynamical ... More


David Hume: Economic Writings  

Andrew Stewart Skinner

in A System of Social Science: Papers Relating to Adam Smith

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198233343
eISBN:
9780191678974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198233343.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Adam Smith endeavoured to link philosophy, history, and economics as part of the grand plan announced in the closing pages of the first edition of The Theory of Moral Sentiments and repeated in the ... More


Statement of the Problem

Peter Turchin

in Historical Dynamics: Why States Rise and Fall

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691180779
eISBN:
9781400889310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180779.003.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter provides an introduction to the use of quantitative theories in historical sociology. It first explains why we need a mathematical theory in history before making a case for historical ... More


Conclusion

Peter Turchin

in Historical Dynamics: Why States Rise and Fall

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691180779
eISBN:
9781400889310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180779.003.0010
Subject:
History, Historiography

This concluding chapter summarizes the main developments discussed in the book, beginning with the proposed research program for investigating historical dynamics and how the approach can be used to ... More


Collective Solidarity

Peter Turchin

in Historical Dynamics: Why States Rise and Fall

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691180779
eISBN:
9781400889310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180779.003.0003
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter discusses the dynamics underlying collective solidarity, building the theory by inferring group dynamics from interactions between individuals and polity dynamics from interactions ... More


Greek and Roman Festivals: Content, Meaning, and Practice

J. Rasmus Brandt and Jon W. Iddeng (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199696093
eISBN:
9780191745744
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696093.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, Archaeology: Classical

Festivals were the heartbeat of Greek and Roman society, its social and political organization, and its institutions. They set the rhythm of the year, as laid down in a calendar, and through them ... More


Ethnokinetics

Peter Turchin

in Historical Dynamics: Why States Rise and Fall

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691180779
eISBN:
9781400889310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180779.003.0006
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter describes dynamic models of ethnosocial change, referred to as ethnokinetic models, with particular emphasis on ethnic assimilation. It first explains the simplest possible formulation ... More


Case Studies

Peter Turchin

in Historical Dynamics: Why States Rise and Fall

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691180779
eISBN:
9781400889310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180779.003.0009
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter presents case studies of historical dynamics in two polities: France and Russia in the longue durée (from the origins to 1900 C.E.). It first considers the dynamics of asabiya and the ... More


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