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John Rapley

John Rapley is a political economist at the University of Cambridge and a senior fellow at the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Studies. 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.
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Peter Heather

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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