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Escape from Rome: The Failure of Empire and the Road to Prosperity: 94 Hardcover – Illustrated, 2 January 2020

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"Escape from Rome is a brilliant and very important book by a great scholar at the top of his powers. This is a wholly convincing and innovative account, logically driven and based on stunning scholarship. It will become a classic."'John A. Hall, coauthor of The Paradox of Vulnerability: States, Nationalism, and the Financial Crisis
 
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Walter Scheidel is the Dickason Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Classics and History, and a Kennedy-Grossman Fellow in Human Biology at Stanford University. His many books include The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century (Princeton). He lives in Palo Alto, California. Twitter @WalterScheidel


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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Princeton University Press; 1st edition (2 January 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 696 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0691172188
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0691172187
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 16.26 x 5.59 x 23.62 cm
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