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  • Roman Empire and the Gothic Kingdom

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    ... Local leaders were admitted into the Roman aristocaratic class. Hispania served as a granary ofr the Roman market, and its harbors exported gold, wool, olive oil, ans wine. Agricultural production increased with the introduction of irrigation projects, some of which remain in use. Emperors Trajan, TheodosiusI, and the philosopher Seneca were born in Hispania. Christianity was introduced into Hispania in the 1 st century CE and it became popular in the cities in the 2nd century CE. Most of Spain's present languages and religion, and the basis of its laws, originate from this period. The weakening of the Western Roman Empire's jurisdiction in Hispania began in 409, when the Germanic ... ... [leer más]