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 early physical manifestation of such a cult is inherently probable, given that 'it
aroused friction between the Roman authorities and the local tribal landowners,
which was a contributory cause to the rebellion headed by Boudica'.83 But ...
In this way, coercion by a dominating power can be inverted and resisted, and '
subjugated knowledge' can be expressed without fear of reprisals.77 It is
possible to identify traces of such actions in early Roman Britain, whether or not
The second illustration is contained within the iconographic repertoire of Roman
Bath, an early spa town centred on the great healing shrine to Sulis Minerva and
its hot springs. While the gilded bronze head from the cult-statue of the presiding
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Claudius and Britannia
Prasutagus and Boudica
big women in Iron Age Europe
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