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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process ) was used as a decorative adhesive on the chariot fittings.16 The woman's body was also accompanied by joints of pork , food for the journey to the afterlife and generally associated with high - status burials .
The Vix woman had clearly been an important person in life , 21 for she was interred beneath a towering burial mound 20 feet ( 6 metres ) high and 138 feet ( 42 metres ) in diameter , a monument that would have been visible for miles .
I thank you , Andraste , and I call upon you woman to woman , not as one who rules over Egyptians with their burdens as Nitoctis did , nor over Assyrian traders as did Semiramis – this much we have learned from the Romans - nor yet ...
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Claudius and Britannia
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big women in Iron Age Europe
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