The Mauryan empire in early India

  title={The Mauryan empire in early India},
  author={Romila Thapar},
  journal={Historical Research},
This article attempts to differentiate a kingdom from an empire by arguing that an empire is a more evolved form of the state than a kingdom. An essential feature of empire has generally been extensive territory held together by continuing conquests and a centralized administration. The argument in this article is that an empire requires the restructuring of the economy to provide a substantial revenue, the introduction of administrative forms that are appropriate to regional and local… Expand
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