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ISCH COST Action A36
Tributary Empires Compared: Romans, Mughals and Ottomans in the pre-industrial world from antiquity till the transition to modernity

The main objective of the Action is to produce a better understanding of classical tributary empires and the problems relating to segmented, loosely integrated and partly overlapping forms of power and authority through the establishment of a European network for the comparative study of the Roman, Ottoman, Mughal and related empires. The network contributes to our understanding of forms of social power and state organisation which lie outside the national state, and to current debates on the character of empire and imperialism.

Working Groups:

* 1 Empire and historical sociology

* 2 Central structures

* 3 Experience of Empire

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General Information*

Chair of the Action:

Dr Peter Fibiger BANG (DK)

Vice Chair of the Action:

Prof Christopher BAYLY (UK)

Science officer of the Action:


Administrative officer of the Action:

Ms Carmencita MALIMBAN


Action Fact Sheet

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Memorandum of Understanding

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Progress Report

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Final Report

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Action website:

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