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 reported size of the island had appeared incredible and it had become a great matter of controversy among writers and scholars , many of whom asserted that the place did not exist at all and that both its name and the reports about ...
Here , Dio attributes to Boudica a nationalism that embraces the entire island of Britain : We allowed them ( the Romans ) to set foot upon our island in the first place , and did not immediately drive them out as once we did the famous ...
Indeed , close reading of Tacitus's text shows that this was exactly what was in Paulinus's mind : ' So Suetonius planned to attack the Island of Mona , which although thickly populated had also given sanctuary to many refugees ' .
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Claudius and Britannia
Prasutagus and Boudica
big women in Iron Age Europe
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