"[Woolf] has, however, 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." Michael Kulikowski, Bryn Mawr Classical Review
"Woolf's book is a significant contribution to the discusison of Romanization and well worthy of attention." Ernst KÜnzl, Classical World
"It is a essential read for those scholars interested in the cultural change undergone by the provincials of first-century Gaul." J. Kent Gregory, Religious Studies Review
This book is a study of the processes conventionally termed Romanization through an analysis of the experience of Roman rule over the Gallic province of the empire in the period 200 BC--AD 300. It examines how and why Gallo-Roman civilization emerged from the confrontation between the iron-age cultures of Gaul and the civilization we call classical. It develops an original synthesis and argument that will form a bridge between the disciplines of classics and archaeology and will be of interest to all students of cultural change.