Region (pop., 1999: 1,308,878), south-central France. It was once inhabited by the Arverni, a Gallic people led by Vercingetorix and defeated by Julius Caesar. It was yielded to the Visigoths in AD 475 and conquered by the Franks under Clovis I in 507. It became part of Aquitaine, and in the 8th century it was made a countship. It passed to the Bourbons in 1416 and to France circa 1530.
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Stephen D. Jones. Deconstructing the Celts: a Skeptic's Guide to the Archaeology of the Auvergne (British Archaeological Reports International series S965). (book review)
Jun 01, 2002; v+251 pages, 26 figures, 3 tables. 2001. Oxford: Archaeopress; 1-84171-252-3 paperback 35 [pounds sterling]. Is it possible to...