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The Resource The Amazons : lives and legends of warrior women across the ancient world, Adrienne Mayor

The Amazons : lives and legends of warrior women across the ancient world, Adrienne Mayor

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The Amazons : lives and legends of warrior women across the ancient world
Title
The Amazons
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lives and legends of warrior women across the ancient world
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Adrienne Mayor
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eng
Summary
Amazons--fierce warrior women dwelling on the fringes of the known world--were the mythic archenemies of the ancient Greeks. Heracles and Achilles displayed their valor in duels with Amazon queens, and the Athenians reveled in their victory over a powerful Amazon army. This is the first comprehensive account of warrior women in myth and history across the ancient world, from the Mediterranean Sea to the Great Wall of China. Mayor tells how amazing new archaeological discoveries of battle-scarred female skeletons buried with their weapons prove that women warriors were not merely figments of the Greek imagination. Combining classical myth and art, nomad traditions, and scientific archaeology, she reveals intimate, surprising details and original insights about the lives and legends of the women known as Amazons. Provocatively arguing that a timeless search for a balance between the sexes explains the allure of the Amazons, Mayor reminds us that there were as many Amazon love stories as there were war stories. The Greeks were not the only people enchanted by Amazons--Mayor shows that warlike women of nomadic cultures inspired exciting tales in ancient Egypt, Persia, India, Central Asia, and China. Driven by a detective's curiosity, Mayor unearths long-buried evidence and sifts fact from fiction to show how flesh-and-blood women of the Eurasian steppes were mythologized as Amazons, the equals of men
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Presents a history of the Amazons, combining classical myth and art, nomad traditions, and scientific archaeology to reveal surprising details and original insights about the fabled race of warrior women
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10358135
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SALS
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1946-
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Mayor, Adrienne
Dewey number
939.6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Women soldiers
  • Women, Prehistoric
  • Mythology, Greek
  • Amazons in literature
  • Amazons
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adult
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lives and legends of warrior women across the ancient world
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The Amazons : lives and legends of warrior women across the ancient world, Adrienne Mayor
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057302413
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xiv, 519 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691170275
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99967576737
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)919479482
Label
The Amazons : lives and legends of warrior women across the ancient world, Adrienne Mayor
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057302413
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xiv, 519 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691170275
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99967576737
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)919479482

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