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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While Caesar speaks of the Druids with considerable respect, Pliny was writing
within the context of serious Roman engagement with Britain, as an annexed
Roman province within which the weird practices of Druids were perceived to
... or defeat for the Romans against barbarians.31 In a Roman context, prodigies
consisted of anv unusual occurrence in society which is reported to the senate
and accepted by that body as a prodigium publicum requiring ritual expiation.
Rape was (and is) a lamentable but all too common act within the context of
hostilities; it is associated less with sex than with violence and with the related
issues of abuse, insult, dishonour, control and the creation of victims.39 Rape is
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Claudius and Britannia
Prasutagus and Boudica
big women in Iron Age Europe
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