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The Resource Amazons : the real warrior women of the ancient world, John Man

Amazons : the real warrior women of the ancient world, John Man

Label
Amazons : the real warrior women of the ancient world
Title
Amazons
Title remainder
the real warrior women of the ancient world
Statement of responsibility
John Man
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Since the time of the ancient Greeks we have been fascinated by accounts of the Amazons, an elusive tribe of ruthless, hard-fighting, horse-riding female warriors. Equal to men in battle, legend has it they would cut off their breasts to improve their archery skills and routinely killed their boy children to purify their ranks. For centuries these powerful, sexually liberated female soldiers were believed to be the fantastical invention of Greek myth and storytelling; a chimera, frequently the subject of choice for artists and poets, reflecting back the worst fears of a civilised patriarchy: the independent barbarian woman. Until now. Following decades of new research and a series of groundbreaking archeological discoveries, we now know these powerful warrior queens did indeed exist. Examining the evidence, John Man travels to the grasslands of Central Asia, from the edge of the ancient Greek world to the borderlands of China, to discover the truth about the warrior women mythologised as Amazons. In this deeply researched, sweeping historical epic, Man redefines our understanding of the Amazons and their culture, and examines the significance of their legend today
Summary
Since the time of the ancient Greeks we have been fascinated by accounts of the Amazons, an elusive tribe of hard-fighting, horse-riding female warriors. Equal to men in battle, legends claimed they cut off their right breasts to improve their archery skills and routinely killed their male children to purify their ranks.For centuries people believed in their existence and attempted to trace their origins
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10619866
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Man, John
Dewey number
939.6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
BL820.A6
LC item number
M37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Amazons
  • Civilization, Ancient
  • Women
  • Women
  • Mythology, Greek
  • Women soldiers
  • Amazons in literature
  • Women, Prehistoric
  • Women, Prehistoric
  • Amazons
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the real warrior women of the ancient world
Label
Amazons : the real warrior women of the ancient world, John Man
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.A Legend and Its Meaning -- 2.Close Encounters of the Scythian Kind -- 3.A Short Chapter on Breasts -- 4.Treasures in Bone and Gold -- 5.The Ice Maiden -- 6.Sarmatians: The Roots of the Legend -- 7.The Return of the Mounted Archer -- 8.Amazonia: From Dreams to a New Reality -- 9.A Painting, Two Plays and a Suicide -- 10.The Amazons of `Black Sparta' -- 11.Amazons with Wings: Russia's Night Witches -- 12.Wonder Woman: The Secret Origins of an Amazon Princess
Control code
000060231704
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xiv, 301 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780593077603
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014004926
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
YBP13087595
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps
Stock number
BRO-copy20141009-054
System control number
(OCoLC)991588512
Label
Amazons : the real warrior women of the ancient world, John Man
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.A Legend and Its Meaning -- 2.Close Encounters of the Scythian Kind -- 3.A Short Chapter on Breasts -- 4.Treasures in Bone and Gold -- 5.The Ice Maiden -- 6.Sarmatians: The Roots of the Legend -- 7.The Return of the Mounted Archer -- 8.Amazonia: From Dreams to a New Reality -- 9.A Painting, Two Plays and a Suicide -- 10.The Amazons of `Black Sparta' -- 11.Amazons with Wings: Russia's Night Witches -- 12.Wonder Woman: The Secret Origins of an Amazon Princess
Control code
000060231704
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xiv, 301 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780593077603
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014004926
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
YBP13087595
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps
Stock number
BRO-copy20141009-054
System control number
(OCoLC)991588512

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