viernes, 1 de enero de 2021

Entre las provincias y la capital

Soy de origen rural. Nací en Burgos. Mi padre es natural de un pueblecito muy pequeño de la provincia de Soria, Castillejo de Robledo. Mi madre es natural de otro pueblecito pequeño de la provincia de Burgos, Santo Domingo de Silos. A mis 7 años mi familia y yo fijamos nuestra residencia ya en la capital, Madrid.

jueves, 30 de julio de 2020

martes, 19 de mayo de 2020

Between Spain & Portugal

I copy here the beginning of the entry for 'Hispania' in the English Wikipedia:

Roman provinces of Hispania
Hispania was the Roman name for the Iberian Peninsula and its provinces. Under the Republic, Hispania was divided into two provinces: Hispania Citerior and Hispania Ulterior. During the Principate, Hispania Ulterior was divided into two new provinces, Baetica and Lusitania, while Hispania Citerior was renamed Hispania Tarraconensis. Subsequently, the western part of Tarraconensis was split off, first as Hispania Nova, later renamed "Callaecia" (or Gallaecia, whence modern Galicia). From Diocletian's Tetrarchy (AD 284) onwards, the south of remaining Tarraconensis was again split off as Carthaginensis, and probably then too the Balearic Islands and all the resulting provinces formed one civil diocese under the vicarius for the Hispaniae (that is, the Celtic provinces). The name Hispania was also used in the period of Visigothic rule.