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China (Qin and Han Dynasties), c. 221 BCE–220 CE

Huizhong Bin

Huizhong Bin is Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture in the Fine Arts College, Shanghai University, China. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...In about 221 BCE, and concluding the ‘Warring States’ period, the Qin dynasty managed to unify the six states that covered an area broadly corresponding to what is today eastern and central China. They also abolished the feudal practice...

Hellenistic Greece, c. 400–30 BCE

Thomas N. Howe

Thomas Noble Howe is Professor of Art and Art History and Chair of Art History at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, USA, and also Coordinatore Generale (scientific director for archaeology and masterplanning) for the Fondazione Restoring Ancient Stabiae in Castellammare di Stabia, Italy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...In the Hellenistic period, Greek power – and its culture and architecture – spread across the central and eastern Mediterranean both before and after Alexander the Great’s conquest (336–323 BCE). In the wake, Greek culture became...