The Roman Provence Guide, by Mullins, Edwin
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- ISBN: 9781566568968 | 156656896X
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 3/1/2012
Provence owes its name to Julius Caesar who described the region as "the Province of Rome." Edwin Mullins seeks out hidden traces of that ancient world along with the many spectacular monuments that today adorn the cities of Nimes, Arles, Vienne, and Orange. He tells the story of how the Romans came to invade Provence, how they stayed to colonize it, and how they transformed Provencal cities into imitations of Rome. His narrative also tells how the Emperor Constantine brought about the conversion of the Roman Empire to Christianity from his favorite city of Arles-and how the Romans were eventually driven out by the Visigoths.