Boudica Britannia: Rebel, War-leader and Queen
Pearson Longman, 2006 - Всего страниц: 286
"'[This] book is a jolly good read...lively, confident and [filled with] thought-provoking parallels with modern times [...]Professor Aldhouse-Green is well equipped to do justice to the fearsome warrior queen of the Britons who so nearly brought the story of Roman Britain to a premature end. This important study of Boudica not only makes full use of recent archaeological and classical scholarship, it also offers exciting new psychological insights into the first woman to make a significant impact on the history of Britain'."
"Dr Paul R. Sealey, Assistant Curator of Archaeology, Colchester Museums"
When Roman troops threatened to seize the wealth of the Iceni people, their queen, Boudica, retaliated by inciting a major uprising, allying her tribe with the neighbouring Trinovantes. The ensuing clash is one of the most important - and dramatic - events in the history of Britain, standing testament to what can happen when an insensitive colonial power meets determined resistance from a subjugated people head-on.
In this fascinating account of a legendary figure, Miranda Aldhouse-Green raises questions about female power, colonial oppression, and whether Boudica would be seen today as a freedom fighter, terrorist or martyr.
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The Tacitean episode, in which he introduces Veleda to his audience, is
interesting for it provides a great deal of information in a few terse comments.
Despite her gender and her identity as a barbarian, Veleda is perceived as
The final part of Tacitus's passage contains a certain grim irony: Veleda's
popularity rested on her ability to deliver good news; one can only imagine how
long that popularity would have lasted had she predicted doom and gloom and,
more so, ...
Indeed there is a strong link between Veleda and holy women in the ancient
Mediterranean world, for these, too, were confined to their sacred precincts, just
as ordinary women were kept within the bounds of the household. The Delphic ...
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Claudius and Britannia
Prasutagus and Boudica
big women in Iron Age Europe
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