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    The great leveler : violence and the history of inequality from the Stone Age to the twenty-first century / Walter Scheidel.
    by Scheidel, Walter, 1966- author.
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  • Equality -- History.
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  • Violence -- History.
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    9780691165028
    0691165025
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    xvii, 504 pages : illustrations, charts ; 24 cm.
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    Introduction : The challenge of inequality -- Part I. A brief history of inequality : The rise of inequality -- Empires of inequality -- Up and down -- Part II. War : Total war -- The great compression -- Preindustrial warfare and civil war -- Part III. Revolution : Communism -- Before Lenin -- Part IV. Collapse : State failure and systems collapse -- Part V. Plague : The black death -- Pandemics, famine, and war -- Part VI. Alternatives : Reform, recession, and representation -- Economic development and education -- What If?: From history to counterfactuals -- Part VII. Inequality redux and the future of leveling : In our time -- What does the future hold? -- Appendix : The limits of inequality.
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