Becoming Roman: The Origins of Provincial Civilization in Gaul

Becoming Roman: The Origins of Provincial Civilization in Gaul

by Greg Woolf
     
 

This book is a study of the process conventionally termed Romanization through an analysis of the experience of Roman rule over the Gallic provinces of the empire in the period 200 BC-AD 300. It examines how and why GalloRoman civilization emerged from the confrontation between the iron-age cultures of Gaul and the civilization we call classical. It develops an… See more details below

Overview

This book is a study of the process conventionally termed Romanization through an analysis of the experience of Roman rule over the Gallic provinces of the empire in the period 200 BC-AD 300. It examines how and why GalloRoman civilization emerged from the confrontation between the iron-age cultures of Gaul and the civilization we call classical. It develops an original synthesis and argument that will form a bridge between the disciplines of classics and archaeology and will be of interest to all students of cultural change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521414456
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Preface
Abbreviations
1On Romanization1
2Roman power and the Gauls24
3The civilizing ethos48
4Mapping cultural change77
5Urbanizing the Gauls106
6The culture of the countryside142
7Consuming Rome169
8Keeping faith?206
9Being Roman in Gaul238
List of works cited250
Index290

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