The History of France: From the Conquest of Gaul by the Romans to the Peace of 1856 (Classic Reprint)

The History of France: From the Conquest of Gaul by the Romans to the Peace of 1856 (Classic Reprint)

by Amelia B. Edwards
     
 

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The early history of that delightful territory known to the ancients as Gallia, or the country of the Gauls, is so obscurely narrated, and is derived, moreover, from sources so remote, as to prefer but little claim upon our time or our credulity. Bounded by the Rhine

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Excerpt from The History of France: From the Conquest of Gaul by the Romans to the Peace of 1856

The early history of that delightful territory known to the ancients as Gallia, or the country of the Gauls, is so obscurely narrated, and is derived, moreover, from sources so remote, as to prefer but little claim upon our time or our credulity. Bounded by the Rhine, the Alps, the Pyrenees, and the ocean, it was, by reason of its situation, subject to perpetual invasions, and colonized by various peoples. The Iberians, the Phocians, the Cimbri, and the Belgæ, successively overran the land, established themselves in certain districts, founded cities, and introduced religions. These, in their turn, emigrated when the resources of the country were no longer equal to their support; carried fire and sword beyond the Alps, and poured into Germany, North Italy, Greece, and Asia Minor. Thus Gallia received and rendered back her population, and colonized Europe. About one hundred and twenty-four years before Christ, having recruited their forces at the termination of the Punic wars, the Romans made a descent upon that coast which lies between the Alps and the Rhone; founded a settlement at Aix; took possession of the district as a Latin province, and gave to it the name of Provence.

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ISBN-13:
9781330470442
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
06/28/2015
Pages:
198
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

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