The postclassical countries are the countries that have undergone the classical stage whereby they have developed in economical perspective. The postclassical countries, these countries include India, Greece/Rome and china. They are the countries s after the classical for example the countries that come after the classical were characterized by the technological advancement. Byzantium and Abbasid were among the postclassical countries, which are characterized by the modernization in the economical perspective, the use of machinery in production and a rather more advanced technology.
Greece followed Rome and Rome itself followed the Byzantium that latter changed and founded the Russia. China being one of the countries has particularly been on soot since it had been lacking behind in terms of the societal area since its inception. The phase concerning the counties being the anchors of postclassical of both political and economic world this is through since they set out the pace to achieve such kind of world, the instance of the countries being a major economic powerhouse that initiated the drift to postclassical world. A vacuum was left since the earlier countries could not play their economic role well. china , Abbasid and byzantine empires come sand filled the left vacuum since they could keep up the left pace in achieving the economic goals for example power eradication, increase of the GDP and improvement of infrastructure and reduce the rate of unemployment (Xinru, 11/1).
After the fall out of the great dynasty, china was plagued by disruption the new era came in its existence, the time of tang, Sui and song dynasties in between 589 to 1279 B.C. the period that the event occurred caused a great effect sin the economy. The political aspect of the emperor was a great motivation to their growth and prosperity. the resurgence of empires which occurred in east Asia made the china’s economy to witness and experience witness unperfected success in china , this was shown by the essence of the i improved the standard of living, availability of resources which gave a humble stage for the particular practice in ensuring development and growth.
Also the rapid and growth in the economy is attributed to the greater advances and practices in agricultural production, industrial innovations and technological advances and their participation in more sophisticated network that enhances the growth and n confirmation of the growth and development. Networking occurred even beyond the china bounders this included the revived silk roads. the wide spread of Buddhism beyond the place of origin which has become the famous religions that are practiced in India in this way the cultural diversity takes place of the cultures at the east of Asia. The essence of the Chinese organization in social aspects created dynamism on the cultures around Korea for example the Vietnam, central Asia and East Asia. The political atmosphere that gave amicable ground that works well in economical drift, the political good will that existed in the dynasties were of major boost , the rules created for example the sui rule that ensured the safety of the kingdom and the empires by manning the walls . The labor sector is enhanced. Therefore, the concept of regarding them as anchors of the postclassical world (Xinru, 12/4).
The Post-classical era is a time around 500 and 1500A.D over which the three most classical empires of Europe and Asia collapsed. When the classical dynasties fell, a vacuum was created and so they had to be replaced by the postclassical dynasties. The spread of religion led to more socialization and contact between the Asians and Europeans. The three powers have the direct lineage from the previous societies in the region. Though Abbasid is situated in the Middle East, the three societies had a link and connection with each other. The three dynasties were also established for economic and political supremacy. They all had a vision of overcoming the classical dynasties and taking over both politically and economically. Religion played a key role in promoting the dynasties and helping them achieve their goals. Buddhism was more common in China while Islam was mostly practiced in Middle East. The three dynasties learnt that technology was the only was the only asset that could bring liberation and change in their societies (Felipe, 2/1).
China rose strongly immediately when Han Dynasty ended. Imperial unity began at this point, where the small states started to fight against each other. In addition to the common military prowess, the dynasties insisted on the importance of scholarly characteristics. Europe took advantage of China’s riches to establish the Silk Road that connected the dynasties together. Byzantine Empire was not different from China; it was rated as one of the most developed economies in the region. The dynasty used a clever and diplomatic approach to gain power. Members of other royal families were being invited to spend some time in the palace. The approach of inviting outsiders is a good way of getting information diplomatically and this information obtained can be used against the societies invited. The dynasties therefore developed good international relations allowing them to create alliances with other societies. They all sought to form strong bargaining power by forming alliances.
Abbasid Caliphate though an Arabic empire just had the same characteristics as the other two empires. The dynasty emphasized on the importance of educational excellence and that is why it later turned to an intellectual center. It became a center of integrating all forms of knowledge ranging from social sciences to medicine. The dynasties were just hubs of knowledge because scholars from different regions met together to share knowledge and came up with new inventions. Each of them gave priority to education and technological advancement because they knew that political and economic control could be maintained through technological development. Antiquity works and the modern knowledge is credited to the three dynasties because they served well as the intellectual hubs (Felipe, 2/3).
Furthermore, everyone agrees that Abbasid, Chinese, and Byzantine empires were also trade hubs. Economically they managed to overtake most parts of Northern Europe because they had good relations with other societies in the region. Most people both in Europe and Asia preferred to travel even from far just to go and trade because the dynasties offered most of the required goods for trade because they were rich. Additionally, they form foundations for today’s superpowers. Currently China still stands as a country and so it was not fragmented. Abbasid transformed to become the current day Arabic world whereas Byzantine was subdivided giving birth to Ottoman Empire. Even though they hold different names and are in different capacities the three dynasties, still have both political and economic supremacy as before.
The globe recognizes China; Byzantine and Abbasid empires are given a title to be the top, in matters concerning politics and economy. Reason being they are a pillar in most of the countries in the world that are depended. Politics and economy receives a boost from the three empires especially during that particular period of time that most parts of the world set their eyes to them for provision of economy development. This was facilitated by the fact the agricultural activities, advancement of the technological alongside with innovations in the industrial has been beefed up. Religion is a key element in a smooth co-existence in a particular dynasty therefore the three dynasties where bond by Buddhism. Leadership was easily administered bearing in mind that they do share some common religious belief hence playing a part in the political arena ((Felipe, 3/1).
The people of the dynasties were served with effective political and economic condition because of good and continuous governance. The leadership set up was a hereditary linage this therefore is considered as a major factor that lead to the effective political and economical. The fact that they were connected by a silk road contributed greatly in the increase the economic activities within a wider coverage. Greece and China along side with India come into good terms thus facilitating the process of establishing an effective economical and political stability. The economy and political effectiveness is facilitate by the incorporation of the military personnel which assist the empires maintain the political boundary and the social peace within different people. In an economic context, this military support created more stability therefore prompting a flourishing of the trade and diplomacy.
Byzantine has it branches in the broader Europe thus establishing its fame of diplomacy which help the in the economy by come up with a platform for network of multinationals relations. They had newer strategies in controlling the increasing population in a political sector. The leaders monitored and guided the people appropriately according to the rightful way to achieve the set goal within the three dynasties. Politically, the lineage inherits the same governing power and rules therefore ensure there is consistence in the manner to which the empires operations are operated. This kind of authority is fundamental in an economic context because there would creating policies to regulate the trading activities and any other economic related activities. It simply means that a stable and reliable type of leadership that was in place in the three dynasties was accountable for effectiveness of the economy (Xinru, 4/1).
China, Byzantine and Abbasid empires are general known of having reputable social organization that were important in the elevating the form of income generating activities that took place and attracted the attention and interest of the entire world. This led to the formation of an economic dynamism around the countries that are bounder the three dynasties. Economy got a big support by the manner to which they form a hub, which in a long run gave rise to a well-established avenue for all their economic activities. In addition, the political arena got the three to a higher level through the creation of the hub. The political leaders were then force to merge their interest and political ideologies for a common objective in the economy. The presence of a suitable correlation between the three was also a key factor that contributed o effectiveness of the political and economical practices (Xinru, 15/4).
Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, The World: A History, volume 1: to 1500. Penguin Academics/Pearson, 2011.
Xinru Liu and Lynda Norene Shaffer, Connections Across Eurasia: Transportation, Communication, and Cultural Exchange on the Silk Roads, McGraw-Hill, 2007.