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Friday, 22 July 2011

Gay 'barbarians' on the rampage!

This news item demonstrates other right-wing political abuses of the barbarians and the end of the Roman Empire.  This one happily cannot be linked to modern academic writings on the topic but it does show - very clearly - how it is a politically-sensitive issue and why it behoves academics who write about barbarians to at least think - just a little bit - about how they write about the subject.

Anyway, top marks to the 'barbarians' for their appropriation of the name and wonderfully surreal piece of resistance.