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The CeltsA History from Earliest Times to the Present$
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Bernhard Maier

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780748616053

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616053.001.0001

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Gallo-Roman Culture

Gallo-Roman Culture

(p.97) Chapter 8 Gallo-Roman Culture
The Celts

Bernhard Maier

Edinburgh University Press

Just as the Galatians of Asia Minor clung to much of their cultural identity after the establishment of the Roman province of Galatia, the Celtic tribes of Gaul preserved many features of their native cultural heritage after the Roman conquest. From the blend of indigenous and foreign traditions, there emerged an independent Gallo-Roman culture which would endure for close to half a millennium, stretching from the Pyrenees to the Rhine and from the Atlantic to the Alps. This chapter discusses the history of the provinces of Gaul, Celtic texts from Roman Gaul, and aspects of Gallo-Roman religion.

Keywords:   Gaul, Roman conquest, Celtic tribes, Celtic texts, Celts, Gallo-Roman religion

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