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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Now, for the first time, British moneyers used the Latin language to incorporate
the names of rulers into its imagery, and one of these was 'Commios'. This is
highly significant both in terms of Commius himself, if it is the same person,26
Language is important, words are powerful tools (particularly in an almost entirely
non-literate context, such as pertained to most Britons in the first century ad), and
the coins this ruler issued may have been deliberately used to 'badge' himself ...
The great German leader Ariovistus was one such ruler, but one who jibbed at
Roman control, no matter how devolved or indirect. In such instances, a client-
king could very quickly become an arch enemy, to be smashed into annihilation;
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Claudius and Britannia
Prasutagus and Boudica
big women in Iron Age Europe
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