11 Facts About Roman Gaul


Roman Gaul refers to Gaul under provincial rule in the Roman Empire from the 1st century BC to the 5th century AD.

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Roman Gaul sought to pay off debts and find glory for himself, and so began a series of aggressive campaigns to conquer the Gallic tribes.

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In 22 BC, imperial administration of Roman Gaul was reorganised establishing the provinces of Gallia Aquitania, Gallia Belgica and Gallia Lugdunensis.

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Parts of eastern Roman Gaul were incorporated into the provinces Raetia and Germania Superior .

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Roman Gaul's forces comprised his fleet, the three legions stationed in Britain and a legion he had seized in Gaul, a number of foreign auxiliary units, a levy of Gaulish merchant ships, and barbarian mercenaries attracted by the prospect of booty.

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Roman Gaul Empire had difficulty responding to all the barbarian raids, and Flavius Aetius had to use these tribes against each other in order to maintain some Roman Gaul control.

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Roman Gaul first used the Huns against the Burgundians, and these mercenaries destroyed Worms, killed king Gunther, and pushed the Burgundians westward.

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Almost immediately afterwards, most of Roman Gaul came under the rule of the Merovingians, the first kings of a proto-France.

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Current historical research suggests that Roman Gaul was "Roman" only in certain social contexts, the prominence of which in material culture has hindered a better historical understanding of the permanence of many Celtic elements.

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The Roman Gaul influence was most apparent in the areas of civic religion and administration.

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The prohibition of Druids and the syncretic nature of the Roman Gaul religion led to disappearance of the Celtic religion.

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