Roman Romanization History

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Romanization, according to British historian Francis Haverfiel is the process by which Roman provinces were given new civilization. During the Romanization process non-Romans were given new religion, art, language and urban culture. As Haverfield mentioned, “Romanization was deemed to be an empire-wide process, molding diverse people in the image of metropolitan Rome and in the process creating new Romans”. Obviously, if you conquer new territories you have to possess control over all of them. As Rome captured more nations, they acquired more citizens into the Roman Empire. In order to make the empire strong, they had to be sure to make new citizens ‘Roman’. In that way, Rome would have a larger sense of integrity among its people and therefore…show more content…
Especially these changes were reflected on roads and aqueducts. Hence the construction of new buildings and roads was another field enabled Roman culture spread rapidly. Romans constructed water systems and sewage which advanced life quality and in that way, they made their culture more attractive for captured territories. The building of road systems also attracted merchants and other foreign travelers and after living in the territory of empire they played role in the spread of Roman culture. Roma also supplied infrastructure, protection, and education from outsiders. Central government Roman forced through changes in native culture, such as language, education, governance, and laws. Protection which Roma brought in territories also caused changes in the behavior of people, as they understood that they no more had to fear neighbor tribes that disturbed them for…show more content…
Army is another component of Romanization process. As language or alphabet Roman army also influenced conquered areas. For example, in northern Britain there were few villas or towns. Yet there were many forts, particularly throughout the Hadrian. In that period foreign soldiers settled and had families with native women. Adult sons of those families followed their fathers in the army. In this way, new recruits become Roman. In the meanwhile, Romans were quick to provide new captured territories with necessary items which would indicate them how being part of the Roman Empire is beneficial. The new territories were given new buildings same with those in Roma. Those soldiers were paid Roman coins by Roman government which they used to buy goods in the province by spreading them to people. As the population adopted Roman currency they moved toward the process of

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