1. On Romanization; 2. Roman power and the Gauls; 3. The civilising ethos; 4. Mapping cultural change; 5. Urbanising the Gauls; 6. The culture of the countryside; 7. Consuming Rome; 8. Keeping faith? 9. Being Roman in Gaul.
Studies the 'Romanization' of Rome's Gallic provinces in the late Republic and early empire.
' ... a bold and far-reaching study, and a particularly valuable addition to the corpus of literature on the Western Roman provinces.' The Times Literary Supplement ' ... a stimulating and impressive achievement.' The Cambridge Archaeological Journal '[Greg Woolf] has ... produced a study that any serious student of the ancient world must read, and that is without question the best book on the western provinces written this decade.' Bryn Mawr Classical Review '... rich and versatile ... The book combines an enormous amount of detailed research with a decade of profound reflection.' The Classical Review '... many scholars will find it a useful source of reference ... original and scholarly ... it belongs on the reading list of the many undergraduate course-units to which it will be pertinent ... invaluable introduction written for an intelligent audience with little prior knowledge ... university library copies stand to become well thumbed by an audience spanning all levels. ... a thought-provoking book that has much to teach authors on Roman Britain.' Journal of Roman Studies