The Early History of Spain

The Early History of Spain

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ... XXV, p. 533. 38 Strabo, book 3, chap. 4, sec. 6 39 Pliny, book 34, sec. 47. 40 Encyc. Brit., 11th edition, XXV, p. 533. who kept the 'scoria as surety that the sum due would be paid. The mine was supposed to have a monopoly on production in its district, for a fine was imposed on anyone bringing in bronze or silver unsmelted. The ancient mines were taken over by the state as the Romans conquered the country, and were partly imperial, partly senatorial, property in the time of the early empire, but they gradually became an imperial monopoly and were all under the charge of imperial officials, known as procurators.4" Many of the mines are producing today. The following table will give an idea of the present industry: 1870 shipment of iron from Bilbao, 3oo tons 1890 " - 4,000,000 1901 " -" 5,000,000 1903 " - "Spain.. 7 or 8,000,000 1899 ore smelted at Rio Tinto, -3,000,000 1899 Of total output of metallic copper, ll percent is from Spain and Portugal.43 With the growth of comir.erce, the development of the mines, and the establishment of military posts, came the need for good roads. Caesar started the permanent work that was continued by Augustus, Tiberius, and the succeeding emperors. In the second, third and fourth centuries, the emperors repaired and restored the old roads and rebuilt the bridges. The location of the first roads can be traced by the stones marking the restorations of the later periods.4 The oldest road was a military one from Narbo, in the Pyrenees, through Barcino, Tarraco, Valentia, and Saetabis, 41 For the management of a mine, see chap. 5; also C. I. L. II, 5181. For the inscriptions, at Rio Tinto, C. I. L. II, 956, in Gallaecia, C. I. L. II, 3598, and at Hispalis, C. I. L., ...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236554741