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Description - The Great Leveler by Walter Scheidel

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

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780691183251
ISBN-10: 0691183252
Format: Paperback / softback
(203mm x 133mm x mm)
Pages: 528
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 18-Sep-2018
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Walter Scheidel

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. The author or editor of sixteen previous books, he has published widely on premodern social and economic history, demography, and comparative history. He lives in Palo Alto, California.

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