Old Provence

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Signal Books, 1905 - Literary Collections - 384 pages
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So begins this powerful and evocative account of Provence and its unique historical legacy. Journeying through southern France in the first years of the twentieth century, Theodore Andrea Cook discovers a landscape where the presence of Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans is still spectacularly evident in some of the Mediterranean's finest surviving architecture. In Arles, Nmes, Orange and Frjus, he witnesses the wonders of Roman arenas, temples and monuments. At the imposing aqueduct of the Pont du Gard he observes the world's greatest testament to the genius of Roman engineering.
 

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Contents

Foreword
xi
Volume
xxi
The Dawn of History 7
ii
Marius in Provence
32
Rome at St Remy and Orange
50
The Pacification of Provence
81
Greece and Rome at Ar1es
90
Of Ancient Religions in Provence Greek Art at Nimes
104
The Fortresses of the South
243
Carcassonne
269
AiguesMortes
285
Avignon
303
The French Popes
318
The Good King Rene
350
Vaucluse
363
Beaucaire
374

Life Under the Roman Emperors
127
Beneath the Surface
156
Volume
182
St Trophime and St Gilles
210
Tarascon
393
MarthaBirth Upbringing and Marriage of ReneJoan
414
Index 420
420
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