The First Great Divergence

  title={The First Great Divergence},
  author={Robert Moore},
  journal={Medieval Worlds},
The › Papal Revolution ‹ in late eleventh and early twelfth century western Europe and the un successful campaign by Wang An Shi and his followers to reform the imperial administration of Song China at just the same time are regarded as critical turning points in their respective histories. They are strikingly similar in some crucial respects. Both represented the respon ses of dominant elites to fundamental challenges to their traditional positions. Similar crises seem to have occurred at the… Expand
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