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The Legacy of Boadicea

Gender and Nation in Early Modern England

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The Legacy of Boadicea by Jodi Mikalachki
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The Legacy of Boadicea explores the construction of personal and national identities in early modern England, highlighting problems and anxieties attendant on historicist projects of national identity in a nation with no native classical past. Pre-eminent among these anxieties was the fear of a savage femininity at the very origins of the nation. Boadicea, the ancient warrior queen, epitomized early modern beliefs in the inevitable excess and failure of female rule. Written in an accessible style, The Legacy of Boadicea : offers powerful new readings of the ancient British past in Shakespeare's King Lear and Cymbeline persuasively illuminates a 'Boadicean' heritage in royal iconography, drama, and the social symptoms of religious dissent articulates parallels between the eventual domestication of Britain's warrior queen in Restoration drama, and the social, political and legal decline in the status of women.
Release date NZ
May 7th, 1998
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
13 b&w photographs
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
218
Dimensions
138x216x15
ISBN-13
9780415182645
Product ID
1679262

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