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The Romans in Spain

The Romans in Spain

John S. Richardson

ISBN: 978-0-631-20931-7

Dec 1998, Wiley-Blackwell

352 pages

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This book traces the complex process by which an area, seen initially as a war-zone, was gradually transformed by the actions of the Romans and the reactions of the indigenous inhabitants into an integral part of the Roman world.


1. Romans and Carthaginians, 237-206 BC.

2. The Beginnings of the Provinces, 205-133 BC.

3. The Period of the Civil Wars, 133-44 BC.

4. Augustus and the Julio-Claudians, 44 BC-AD 68.

5. The Flavian Re-shaping and its Consequences, AD 68-180.

6. The Breakdown of the System, AD 180-284.

7. Spain in the New Empire: Christianity and the Barbarians, AD 284-409.

8. Spain and the Romans.

Bibliographic Essay.


"An essential tool for anyone studying Spain, whether in relation to the Roman empire or to European history as a whole." Choice.

  • A significant and important contribution to the field.

  • The fullest treatment of Spain in the Roman World to be published in English ever!