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Book review: the great leveler: violence and the history of inequality from the stone age to the twenty-first century by Walter Scheidel

Iacono, Roberto (2018) Book review: the great leveler: violence and the history of inequality from the stone age to the twenty-first century by Walter Scheidel. LSE Review of Books (23 Feb 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century, Walter Scheidel offers an account of how ‘Four Horsemen’ – warfare; revolution; state collapse; and pandemics – have been the primary mode through which income levelling has occurred throughout history. While this is a key contribution to the study of inequality, Roberto Iacono hopes it will inspire scholars to highlight alternative paths and interpretations based on peaceful levelling.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s)
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2018 16:02
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2018 16:02
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/88557

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