4 (Early Spanish Civilization)

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Click to edit Master subtitle style Early Spanish Civilizations Roman, Muslim and Christian Eras
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Spain Before the Romans Cave paintings dating back to 15,000 BC Many waves of invaders since 3000 BC Invasions by Phoenicians, Celts, Iberians, Carthaginians, and Greeks Romans seize “Hispania” from Carthaginians during second Punic war of 202 BC
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Roman territory: 31 BC
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Roman Influence Introduction of roads, aqueducts, amphitheatres, laws, and education Famous Hispanic Romans include emperor Hadrian and philosopher Seneca Introduction of Latin, which branches out to Castilian, Galician and Catalan Christianity becomes official religion by late 4th century AD
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Roman Aqueduct in Segovia
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Decline of Roman Power Internal problems plague empire by 5th century AD Germanic tribes invade western parts of roman empire Roman legacy would continue in eastern Byzantine empire Visigoths invade Spain after AD 400
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Visigoth Period in Spain Erratic rule during 3 centuries (AD 400- 700) Much infighting and corruption among
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This note was uploaded on 05/12/2010 for the course CHIC 141A 64876 taught by Professor Oscarcanedo during the Spring '10 term at Mesa CC.

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