Although imperial systems collapsed in many areas by 500 C.E., the broader ecumene continued to expand. From Wordnik.com. [d. The Expansion of Christianity] Reference
Central Eurasia witnessed the development of strong herding societies all along the northern regions of the ecumene. From Wordnik.com. [2. Central Eurasia] Reference
The Eastern Hemisphere ecumene continued to expand through trade, the spread of religions, migrations of peoples, and conquests. From Wordnik.com. [III. The Postclassical Period, 500-1500] Reference
The confederation disintegrated by the 1st century C.E., but the HUN descendants of the Xiongnu affected all the civilizations of the ecumene. From Wordnik.com. [2. Central Eurasia] Reference
Important features of this ecumene were the great empires, which provided large, secure areas for trade and the wealth and power necessary for basic economic development and political stability. From Wordnik.com. [3. Classical Civilizations, 300 B.C.E.-500 C.E] Reference
The Greek concept of the ecumene, sometimes translated as the inhabited or inhabitable world, is clearly related to the modern ecological concept of the biosphere — the thin film of air, water, and soil on the surface of the earth, upon which all life depends, and within which it exists. From Wordnik.com. [Dictionary of the History of Ideas] Reference
Here I find the similarity between historiography of Chinese ethnology and of world history: first, both studied assumed units (civilizations or minzus), then moved to relations or interactions among units, and finally noticed the emerging ecumene (world-system, or the Chinese nation). back. From Wordnik.com. [Between Winds and Clouds: The Making of Yunnan (Second Century BCE to Twentieth Century CE)] Reference
Perhaps the most relevant aspect of Appadurai's perspective is the distinction he finds between the forms of knowledge held by producers and consumers in relation to the commodities that unite and distinguish them, and the important role intermediate merchant communities play in bridging, or not bridging, those gaps in commodity knowledge across the various trajectories of the ecumene. From Wordnik.com. [Connecting Histories in Afghanistan: Market Relations and State Formation on a Colonial Frontier] Reference
Scholars have categorized them as modern indentured servants of the global ecumene. From Wordnik.com. [Political Affairs Magazine] Reference
Stoic doctrine that all men are brothers, and that a man's true country is not his own particular city, but the ecumene. From Wordnik.com. [The Idea of Progress An inguiry into its origin and growth] Reference
We may conveniently call it the ecumenical idea -- the principle of the ecumene or inhabited world, as opposed to the principle of the polis or city. From Wordnik.com. [The Idea of Progress An inguiry into its origin and growth] Reference
Goody's comparison of literate social groups and his integration of issues related to bookkeeping, literacy, and state bureaucracy set the textual parameters of this investigation. 36 Arjun Appadurai's proposal of a commodity ecumene that unites producers and consumers through a combination of ordinary or customary movements or unusual diversionary paths resonates strongly here. 37 The commodity trajectory aspect of this paradigm combines biographies of people and things, and this work is similarly trying to capture synergies between materiality and sociality. From Wordnik.com. [Connecting Histories in Afghanistan: Market Relations and State Formation on a Colonial Frontier] Reference
3568. ecumene, urban network. From Wordnik.com. [Subject Index Page 24] Reference
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