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Amazons and Warrior Women Varieties of Feminism in Seventeenth Century Drama by Simon Shepherd

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Published by Palgrave Macmillan .
Written in English


  • Feminism,
  • Social history,
  • United Kingdom, Great Britain,
  • 17th Century Literature - History And Criticism,
  • Women In Literature,
  • 17th century,
  • England,
  • English drama,
  • Feminism and literature,
  • History,
  • History and criticism,
  • Women and literature

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages234
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9696336M
ISBN 100312021550
ISBN 109780312021559

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  Warrior Women: The Amazons Of Dahomey And The Nature Of War Hardcover – J by Robert Edgerton (Author)Cited by:   The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women Across the Ancient World. 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/5.   The discovery presents some of the most detailed evidence to date that female warriors weren’t just the stuff of ancient fiction, according to Adrienne Mayor, author of “The Amazons: Lives and. The title also lead me to believe that the book was mainly about, well, warrior women. In reality, they only made up one chapter, maybe two if you count the chapter on the Amazons, whom have no evidence of actually existing but were probably made up based on stories of foreign women to keep Greek women in line. The book also only covers by:

Besides just tracing the potential sources of the ancient Greek myth of the Amazons - the all-female society of warriors - this book traced the waxing and waning of the myth throughout the centuries, explained how the Amazon river got its name, how the legendary horseback archery skills of the Amazons and other horse tribes of the Steppes have made a resurgence, and explored female warrior /5(8). The idea that Amazons abandoned, maimed, or killed young boys is a fairly early story that circulated among the Greeks, because several writers assumed that Amazon societies must be women . In this deeply researched, wide-ranging, and lavishly illustrated book, National Book Award finalist Adrienne Mayor presents the Amazons as they have never been seen before. 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. The Amazon Women: Is There Any Truth Behind the Myth? Strong and brave, the Amazons were a force to be reckoned with in Greek mythology—but did the fierce female warriors .

The Amazons were famous for being all women and for hating men were allowed to live alongside the Amazons. They were an entirely female tribe. In order to continue to produce future generations, Greek Mythology says that the Amazon women used to go and visit the nearby male tribe, the Gargareans, once a Gargareans was a tribe made entirely of men, and the Amazons . As classicist Adrienne Mayor noted in her seminal book, The Amazons, apparently, they believed that the Amazons were very much real historical figures. They may have very well been real-life horse-riding women hailing from Western Asia — places such as Iran and the Caucasus — who fought valiantly against their enemies.   The author reveals he cannot guarantee the truth of history of Amazon women warriors But 70% of the book reveals the characters of Amazon women warriors living without men, mastering in archery and horse riding killing men's as well as male child rear only female children's and teaching them archery and horse riding/5. In Greek mythology, the Amazons (Ancient Greek: Αμαζόνες Amazónes, singular Αμαζών Amazōn) were a tribe of warrior women believed to live in Asia Minor. Apollonius Rhodius, in his Argonautica, mentions that the Amazons were the daughters of Ares and Harmonia (a nymph of the Akmonian Wood), that they were brutal and aggressive, and their main concern in life was .