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

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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 Europe's economic rise and the creation of the modern age. Ranging across the entire premodern world, Escape from Rome offers new answers to some of the biggest questions in history ...

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Escape from Rome: The Failure of Empire and the Road to Prosperity
2021, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691216737

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Escape from Rome: The Failure of Empire and the Road to Prosperity
2019, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691172187

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