The indigenes must be seen, not as objects or recipients of Romanization, but as human actors in particular social situations. Such action requires not only knowledge and ability, but volition (Tarlow 1999: 26): assimilation cannot therefore be ...
Curchin explores how, why and to what extent the peoples of Central Spain were integrated into the Roman Empire during the period from the second century BC to the second century AD. He approaches the question from a variety of angles, including the social, economic, religious and material experiences of the inhabitants as they adjusted to change, the mechanisms by which they adopted new structures and values, and the power relations between Rome and the provincials. The book also considers the peculiar cultural features of Central Spain, which made its Romanization so distinctive.