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Cyclical Development of Empires - an Application of Krugman’s Theory

Author(s): Viktor Eszterhai

Journal: Interdisciplinary Description of Complex Systems
ISSN 1334-4684

Volume: 5;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 48;
Date: 2007;
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Keywords: empire | centre | periphery | trading periphery | cyclical development

The study of empires’ development has prided itself on great traditions in historical sciences. However, understanding the development courses meets difficulties if the geographical environment is disregarded. In my opinion, with the help of studying the geographical environment and also Krugman’s economic geographical theory, a more complex understanding of empires’ history can be obtained.
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