WORK IN PROGRESS

 

Monographs in progress

The great leveler: violence and the global history of inequality from antiquity to the present, under contract with Princeton University Press (c.300 p., to be completed in 2016 for publication in 2017)

Escape from Rome: the death of the empire and the birth of the West, for Princeton University Press (c.150 p., to be completed in 2018)

The demography of the Greco-Roman world, ‘Key themes in ancient history’ series, under contract with Cambridge University Press (c.200 p., to be completed in 2019)

 

Edited volumes in progress

The science of ancient history: biology, climate and the future of the past, under contract with Princeton University Press (completion planned for 2016)

[co-edited with Peter Bang and Christopher Bayly ] The Oxford world history of empire, under contract with Oxford University Press (2 vols., completion planned for 2016)

 

Edited volume planned

[co-edited with Michael E. Smith and Marc van de Mieroop] City, city-state and empire in Mesoamerica and the Old World, for Oxford University Press

 

Book chapters planned

[with James Belich] ‘Demographies of empire’, for Peter Bang, Chris Bayly and Walter Scheidel (eds.), The Oxford World History of Empire, under contract with Oxford University Press (completion planned for 2016)

‘What is ancient history, and why?’, for Neville Morley (ed.), a volume on the futures of ancient history, possibly for Cambridge University Press

 

Journal articles in progress or planned

[with Ian Morris] ‘Comparative ancient history’, for Daedalus (to be completed in 2015)

‘Monarchical succession and dynastic continuity in world history’ (completion planned for 2017)

‘The emperor’s new blood: violence, succession, and the nature of the Roman monarchy’ (completion planned for 2017)

‘Rule from the margins: Rome’s Illyrican borderlands emperors, 235-610 CE’ (completion planned for 2017)

[with Andrew Monson] ‘Metaethnic frontiers in the ancient world, 3000 BCE to 500 CE’

‘What made Roman emperors ‘good’ or ‘bad’?’