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Becoming Roman: The Origins of Provincial Civilization in Gaul

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This book studies the processes conventionally termed "Romanization" through an analysis of the experience of Roman rule over the Gallic province of the empire in the period 200 BC-AD 300. It examines how and why Gallo-Roman civilization emerged from the confrontation between the iron-age cultures of Gaul and the civilization we call classical. It develops an original synt ...more
Paperback, 316 pages
Published July 27th 2000 by Cambridge University Press (first published 1998)
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Sean
What was Gallic culture like before the Romans came, saw, and conquered? Actually, was there a Gaul to begin with, or was that a Roman idea? Once they arrived -- and they did, surely -- what aspects of Gallic culture changed? How did the culture change, and why? Was Roman culture forced on the natives, was it adopted by prgamatic go-getters for the advantages that it offered? For that matter, what do we mean by Roman culture? Woolf's exhaustive study of written and archaeological evidence sets o ...more
Zacharygs
Generally a good book, but VERY specialized in terms of Gallo-Roman knowledge, and somewhat theoretically unsophisticated in its presentation of imperial domination and the problems of "identity."
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