The American Historical Review

The American Historical Review

American Historical Association (Macmillan)

American Historical Association (Macmillan)



Violence and the 1 Percent: The Fall of the Medieval Chinese Aristocracy in Comparison to the Fall of the French Nobility

Nicolas Tackett

TACKETT, Nicolas

This article examines the “medieval Chinese aristocracy” during the Tang Dynasty (618–907). It proposes that we conceptualize an elite not as a social class with a static relationship to state power and the economic means of production, but rather as a network of families better positioned than any other group in society to overcome new challenges brought about by changing circumstances.

英語 / English


4 Oriental & African Economic History 4-10. Social Problem, Movement & Organization

  • 第四部 [東洋経済史] 4-13. 政治・法制
  • 第五部 [西洋経済史] 5-10. 社会組織・社会問題
  • 4 Oriental & African Economic History 4-13. Politics & Law
  • 5 European & American Economic History 5-10. Social Problem, Movement & Organization
  • アジア・アフリカ
  • Asia and Africa
  • 法制・政治・軍事
  • Law, Politics & Military