Roman Spain: Conquest and Assimilation by Leonard A. Curchin hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
Book Club Associates, 1991, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Black & White Drawings; Maps;
From the cover: Spain in Roman times bristled with danger. The parched landscape of the Spanish interior was often as deadly as the Celts and the Iberians, people famed for their ferocity and accustomed to grisly human sacrifice.
Little wonder that it took Roman armies more than two centuries to subdue the Iberian peninsula. In Roman Spain, Leonard Curchin traces the history of the Iberian peninsula from the fabled kingdom of Tartesos to the triumph of Christianity. As well as the arduous period of conquest, he chronicles Spains slow assimilation into the Roman Empire, showing how its recalcitrant indigenous peoples and cultures were gradually transformed into a Latin-speaking provincial society. He examines the evolution of Hispano-Roman cults, the integration of Spain into the Roman economy, and cultural resistance to Romanization, and marshals recent archaeological evidence to survey the chief cities of the Roman administration as well as conditions in the countryside.
Special emphasis is placed on social relationships: soldier and civilian, the emperor and the provincials, patrons and clients, the upper and lower classes, women and the family. This book should be of interest to students and teachers in classical studies, archaeology and history.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Previous owners’ inscription to the first blank and the pastedown. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.
Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine.
[IX] 250 pages. Index. Bibliography. 8¾” x 5½”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my History Spain category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…