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  • Rome and Chinaby Walter Scheidel

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 34.99

    This volume brings together experts in the history of the ancient Mediterranean and early China and presents a series of comparative case studies on clearly defined aspects of state formation in early eastern and western Eurasia, focusing on the process of initial developmental convergence. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Economyby Walter Scheidel

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 34.00

    A sophisticated introduction to and assessment of all aspects of the Roman Empire's economic life. more...

  • State Power in Ancient China and Romeby Walter Scheidel

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 72.99

    In a series of pioneering comparative studies, leading historians break new ground by exploring government and power relations in the two largest empires of the ancient world. They shed new light on key issues such as elite formation, the rise of bureaucracies, and the determinants of urban development. more...

  • The Great Levelerby Walter Scheidel

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 31.85

    How only violence and catastrophes have consistently reduced inequality throughout world history Are mass violence and catastrophes the only forces that can seriously decrease economic inequality? To judge by thousands of years of history, the answer is yes. Tracing the global history of inequality from the Stone Age to today, Walter Scheidel shows... more...

  • The Great Levelerby Walter Scheidel

    Princeton University Press 2018; Not Available

    Are mass violence and catastrophes the only forces that can seriously decrease economic inequality? To judge by thousands of years of history, the answer is yes. Tracing the global history of inequality from the Stone Age to today, Walter Scheidel shows that it never dies peacefully. The Great Leveler is the first book to chart the crucial role of... more...

  • The Science of Roman Historyby Walter Scheidel

    Princeton University Press 2018; US$ 31.85

    How the latest cutting-edge science offers a fuller picture of life in Rome and antiquity This groundbreaking book provides the first comprehensive look at how the latest advances in the sciences are transforming our understanding of ancient Roman history. Walter Scheidel brings together leading historians, anthropologists, and geneticists at the... more...

  • Cities, Peasants and Food in Classical Antiquityby Peter Garnsey; Walter Scheidel

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 46.00

    This is a collection of essays in the social and economic history of Greece and Rome by a leading historian of classical antiquity. more...

  • Fiscal Regimes and the Political Economy of Premodern Statesby Andrew Monson; Walter Scheidel

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 113.00

    The first ever global survey of tax systems and their social and political contexts in premodern world history. more...

  • The Dynamics of Ancient Empiresby Ian Morris; Walter Scheidel

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 34.99

    The Dynamics of Ancient Empires is designed to address the deficit in the comparative study of ancient empires in the western Old World, and to encourage dialogue across disciplinary boundaries by examining the fundamental features of the successive and partly overlapping imperial states that dominated much of the Near East and the Mediterranean... more...

  • The Ancient Economyby Walter Scheidel; Sitta von Reden

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 41.04

    The Ancient Economy introduces readers to the nature of economic life in the ancient world, and provides a valuable guide to scholarly debates on the subject. The book describes and examines the economic processes and fluctuations of the ancient world, and shows how these relate to political and social change and conditions. Leading experts address... more...