DiscoverThe Fall of Rome Podcast19: Why Didn't Rome Rise Again? An Interview with Professor Walter Scheidel
19: Why Didn't Rome Rise Again? An Interview with Professor Walter Scheidel

19: Why Didn't Rome Rise Again? An Interview with Professor Walter Scheidel

Update: 2017-05-185
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Why didn't Rome rise again? Everywhere else in the world, the appearance of one great empire was marked by their recurrent resurgence, but in Europe it happened only once. Professor Walter Scheidel of Stanford University - the author of numerous outstanding books on Rome and beyond, most recently "The Great Leveler", on the history of economic inequality - argues that this lack of recurring empires is what laid the groundwork for the eventual rise of Europe, the Great Divergence, that underpins the modern world of today.

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Comments (3)

Patrick O'Flynn

I stopped listening because of mic. pity, it was interesting.

Apr 23rd
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Teddy Spaghetti

Patrick O'Flynn mic cost 30 bucks on amazon.

Aug 2nd
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Adam Jrw Smith

Audio quality is awful. The interviewee's mic keeps clicking, which is quite painful with earbuds. Otherwise, interesting content!

Feb 1st
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19: Why Didn't Rome Rise Again? An Interview with Professor Walter Scheidel

19: Why Didn't Rome Rise Again? An Interview with Professor Walter Scheidel