04/30

2018

Center for Global Humanities Lecture/Seminar Series

Economic Inequality from the Stone Age to the Future

WCHP Lecture Hall in Parker Pavilion
Portland Campus
Walter Scheidel

Free and open to the public

For thousands of years, inequality of income and wealth has been a defining feature of civilization. Only violent shocks have greatly narrowed the gap between rich and poor: mass-mobilization warfare, transformative revolutions, state collapse and catastrophic plagues. This lecture examines these processes over the long run of history, and considers the prospects of leveling in today’s more stable world.

Address

WCHP Lecture Hall in Parker Pavilion
716 Stevens Avenue
Portland, ME 04103
United States

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Walter Scheidel Lecturing at CGH

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