John Rapley has worked as an academic, journalist and director of a policy think-tank. He spent time at Oxford University's International Development Centre and lectured at the Centre of Development Studies at the University of Cambridge. His books include Understanding Development, which remains in widespread use as a textbook in development studies, Globalization and Inequality and most recently Twilight of the Money Gods: Economics as a Religion and How it all Went Wrong. Peter Heather is Chair of Medieval History at King's College, London. His many books include The Fall of the Roman Empire, Empires and Barbarians: Migration, Development and the Birth of Europe, The Restoration of Rome and, most recently, Rome Resurgent.
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