Ancient Rome[ edit ] The basis of the latifundia in Spain and Sicily was the ager publicus that fell to the dispensation of the state through Rome's policy of war in the 1st century BC and the 1st century AD. As much as a third of the arable land of a new province was taken for agri publici and then divided up with at least the fiction of a competitive auction for leaseholdings rather than outright ownership. Later in the Empire, as leases were inherited, ownership of the former common lands became established by tradition, and the leases became taxable.
At least move to Spain with your eyes wide open — aware of all the negatives about living in Spain. Until I found out that often when people are burgled in Spain they are bound and gagged. The luckier ones are gassed. Even houses with dogs — and have you noticed how many people have big dogs — yeah now I get it — get hit because they poison the dogs.
Trouble is Spain is very close to some very poor African countries and there are lots of poor immigrants, mostly illegal, who will do anything to survive.
Living and Working in Spain I moved to Spain for a better life. I figured that with so many expats living in Spain that there must be a bundle of potential new business opportunities or companies looking for staff. I was so wrong! I soon found out that jobs and opportunities in Spain were few and far between apart from the obvious ones.
Fact — I hate villa cleaning, I hate cleaning pools, I hate working in bars until 2 am waiting for the last drunken expat to leave, I hate building work in the baking midday sun. The Word Manana Like everyone else I thought this was a funny joke at first.
Every time a person in Spain — whether Spanish or British let me down I would grin and say manana like it was ok or normal. Customer Service in Spain What I hate in Spain is when I go into a shop and stand waiting while the assistant chats away to their friend or relative totally ignoring me and everyone else.
There is NO customer service in Spain. Much of the time you are served when people feel like it, you get little help and assistance and often you are not even greeted at the counter — you greet them. It is like you are doing them a favour by shopping there! I hate getting anything done in Spain.
Often I end up going to the local town hall and being sent from one department to another where I am told conflicting advice. The paperwork and bureaucracy is horrendous. If you are coming to live in Spain bring a photocopier!
Everyone seems so desperate that getting cheated is a story every expat I know can tell. Anything and I mean anything, can happen in Spain. When I first moved to Spain the currency was the Peseta. The cost of living in Spain was low as most food and drink was cheap compared to northern Europe.
When I go back to the UK I notice sales, discounts.
The amount of tyres we go through because of holes in the road is ridiculous. There is no drainage so when it rains heavily places get flooded and roads are washed away.The Age of Exploration The Age of Exploration took place between the 15th and 17th centuries.
During this time many countries in Europe sent out explorers to discover new lands, find trade routes, seek treasure, and gain territory for their country.
The Spanish wanted to control the Aztecs empire but they were driven out of the city. The spanish conquistadors brought over the spanish language, food (corn, rice, tacos), place names (San Salvador, El Salvador, San Fransisco), and Spanish descendents.
What were the four reasons why the Spanish went to America. Did you know It was against the law to be drunk in public in the Aztec empire, unless you were over 70 years old!
Each Aztec home had a steam bath! have you ever read the coran!!! please try to be more rational don’t let felling change your mind read the coran again and ask help from muslims did they explain it to you and you will find the truth is not shame to find yourself make mistake but the shame is to close your eyes from the truth and in addition you speak about something you don’t understood the real meaning or you want to.
 See Kirkpatrick Sale’s The Conquest of Paradise, p. The Book of Prophecies was not really a book, but a collection of writings that Columbus planned to present to the Spanish sovereigns. It was largely composed of excerpts from the Bible and other Christian writings.