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The Roman Republic

The Roman Republic

Second Edition

Michael Crawford

ISBN 9780674779273

Publication date: 10/15/1993

Michael Crawford’s highly praised history is now expanded and revised to accommodate recent discoveries and current thinking.


  • During the centuries of its history the republic burst its city-state shell… Wars, rural impoverishment, the concentration of wealth in the hands of a few families, civil discord, the increase in number of slaves and robbery of overseas provinces caused irreversible changes… This is the material of Crawford’s study. He handles its complexities with acuteness and balance. He is sophisticated about political motives and economic causes… Crawford’s readable book is a fine contribution to the understanding of this important period.

    —Times Higher Education Supplement


  • Michael Crawford is Emeritus Professor of History, University College London.

Book Details

  • 264 pages
  • 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches
  • Harvard University Press