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Escape from Rome

The Failure of Empire and the Road to Prosperity

Walter Scheidel



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Princeton University Pres
01 June 2021
The gripping story of how the end of the Roman Empire was the beginning of the modern world The fall of the Roman Empire has long been considered one of the greatest disasters in history. But in this groundbreaking book, Walter Scheidel argues that Rome's dramatic collapse was actually the best thing that ever happened, clearing the path for Eur
By:   Walter Scheidel
Imprint:   Princeton University Pres
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 203mm,  Width: 133mm, 
ISBN:   9780691216737
ISBN 10:   0691216738
Series:   The Princeton Economic History of the Western World
Pages:   704
Publication Date:   01 June 2021
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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 (Princeton). Twitter @WalterScheidel

Reviews for Escape from Rome: The Failure of Empire and the Road to Prosperity

Finalist for the PROSE Award in Archaeology and Ancient History, Association of American Publishers One of the Evening Standard's Best Books of 2019 One of the Financial Times' Best Books of 2019: Economics

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