Description - The Roman Remains of Southern France by James Bromwich
This is the first comprehensive guide book in English devoted to the Roman remains of southern France. The book embraces Provence, the Riviera and Languedoc-Roussillon from the Alps to the Pyrenees. It ranges from sites such as the extensive Roman remains at Vienne in the Rhone valley, the great aqueduct of Pont du Gard, the beautiful ruined temple of Vernegues, to the striking museum collections of Arles and Avignon. It provides an extensive description of the major and many of the less well-known sites. Greek and the local Gallic contributions to Roman civilisation are given proper attention. The book is organised in a straightforward , alphabetical reference format; the text not only helps the visitor identify important or distinctive remains, but also provides an evocative and atmospheric picture of many of the places; all sites are set in a historical and cultural context, while excellent regional and local maps make finding sites easy (and most of these have plans); photographs and illustrations will help the visitor identify material; interesting museum exhibits are pointed out.
Special sections provide a chronological framework and background on such topics as the Roman theatre. James Bromwich has studied this period extensively, researched each site individually and personally visited all of them. The book will appeal to Roman historians and to the independent traveller alike
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(235mm x 159mm x mm)
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