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VERCINGETORIX ET ALESIA (Vercingetorix and Alesia). Musee des Antiquites nationales, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, 1994. Organized in association with and published by Reunion des musees nationaux, Paris. 392 pp. with 342 ills. (18 col.). 24 x 22 cm. ISBN 2711827895 In French.
Documents an exhibition of coins, weapons, tools, jewelry, statuettes, bronze and ceramic vessels and other artifacts of Gallic civilization at the time of Vercingetorix, a legendary leader in pre-Roman Gaul whose army was decisively defeated by Julius Caesar at Alesia in 52 B.C. More than 30 texts illuminate the character of political, social, economic and religious life in central France at the time of the Roman conquest, trace the history of Caesar's campaigns in the region, examine the debates surrounding archaeological investigations of Alesia, and discuss the image of Vercingetorix in French art and popular culture.
Indexing: Western, Ancient Europe — France
Plans: 02,04,19
Worldwide Number: 024497
Paperbound $75.00    

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