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A History of the Roman Republic

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In this new and authoritative history of the Roman republic, distinguished historian Klaus Bringmann traces the rise of a small city state near the Tiber estuary into a power that controlled the Italian peninsula and created the final Empire of antiquity, an Empire that was to become both the most enduring in the ancient world and to have the most far-reaching consequences ...more
Hardcover, 358 pages
Published March 26th 2007 by Polity Press (first published April 2nd 2006)
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This is a detailed political history of the Roman Republic, and while it is sometimes difficult to read because it is a translation from German, Bringmann’s analysis of Roman politics and the slowly growing empire is first rate. He discusses the development of a monetary economy and how this impacted Roman politics in the transition from a barter and agrarian economy to one of trade and finance. He also goes into considerable detail on the agrarian crisis of the 2nd century BC, and how this chan ...more
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