Cultural Heroes in Parallel; Vercingetorix, Boudica and Arminius

Title

Cultural Heroes in Parallel; Vercingetorix, Boudica and Arminius

Authors

Presenter(s)

Martin Barry McKew

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Description

Throughout time, national histories have utilized ancient figures as political tools, especially to strengthen their military and popular standings on the world stage. Three heroes, Boudicca from the UK, Vercingetorix from France, and Arminius from Germany, were all used in this manner. There are distinct parallels between them that speak to the efficacy of this practice in nationalism and nation-making.

Publication Date

4-22-2021

Project Designation

Capstone Project

Primary Advisor

Ashleigh S. Lawrence-Sanders

Primary Advisor's Department

History

Keywords

Stander Symposium Posters, College of Arts and Sciences

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions; Gender Equality

Cultural Heroes in Parallel; Vercingetorix, Boudica and Arminius

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