John Weisweiler
Assistant Professor

John Weisweiler is interested in the relation between state formation, élite power and economic inequality in the ancient world. His Cambridge dissertation, State Aristocracy: Resident Senators and Absent Emperors in Late-Antique Rome (c. 320-400), won the Hare Prize 2012. The final manuscript of this study is currently under review by Pennsylvania University Press. He has also co-edited a volume on cosmopolitanism and empire in ancient Eurasia, Cosmopolitanism and Empire: Universal Rulers, Local Elites, and Cultural Integration in the Anciet Near East and Mediterranean (Oxford University Press 2016) and is preparing another collection on the history of debt in different ancient states, entitled, Debt: The First 3000 Years. His next large project is a monograph on the ways in which the theories developed by David Graeber and Thomas Piketty might be used to deepen our understanding of pre-modern economies.

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