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Caesar's footprints : a cultural excursion to ancient France : journeys through Roman Gaul / Bijan Omrani.

Omrani, Bijan, (author.).
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  • 5 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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  • ISBN: 9781681775661
  • ISBN: 1681775662
  • Physical Description: xiii, 386 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, [2017]

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-370) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Gaul before Caesar -- Caesar's command -- The taming of Gaul -- Tales of the imagination -- When in France -- High life and city chic -- Country life -- The dignity of labour -- In their own words -- Blood of the martyrs -- Epilogue: From an empire to a dream.
Summary, etc.:
"Julius Caesar's conquests in Gaul were bloody and transformative. On the pretext of curbing an imminent barbarian threat to the Roman Republic, Caesar first defeated and decimated the Helvetii tribe, before subjugating the other Celtic peoples who occupied the territory of what is now modern France. In the wake of this conquest the Romans left behind a legacy of language, literature, law, religion, and architecture. From Marseille and Mulhouse to Orléans and Autun, Bijan Omrani journeys across Gaul in the footsteps of its Roman conquerors. From the amphitheatres of Arles and Nîmes to the battlefield of Châlonsz--where Flavius Aetius defeated Attila the Hun--this exciting and authoritative voice in Roman history explores archaeological sites, artifacts, and landscapes to reveal how the imprint of Roman culture shaped Celtic France. Caesar laid Gallic civilization to waste, but during the tumult the Gauls exchanged their tribal quarrels for the paraphernalia of civilized urban life. This dramatic historical narrative tells the incredible story of Caesar's Gallic Wars and traces the indelible imprint on modern Europe of the Gallo-Roman civilization that emerged as a result."
Subject: Caesar, Julius > Military leadership.
Gaul > History > Gallic Wars, 58-51 B.C.
HISTORY / Ancient / Rome.
HISTORY / Europe / France.

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