Scheidel, Walter

Daniel Hinterramskogler

Walter Scheidel is Dickason Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Classics and History, and a Fellow in Human Biology at Stanford University. He works on ancient social and economic history, premodern demography, and the comparative and transdisciplinary world history of labor, inequality, state formation, and human welfare. He is the author or (co-)editor of twenty books, most notably The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century, which is on track to being translated into a dozen languages.


On Rorotoko:

On his book Escape from Rome: The Failure of Empire and the Road to Prosperity
(Our Cover Feature of March 04, 2020)