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

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

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Searching for the Amazons : the real warrior women of the ancient world
Title
Searching for the Amazons
Title remainder
the real warrior women of the ancient world
Statement of responsibility
John Man
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
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... In the absence of evidence, we eventually reasoned away their existence, concluding that these powerful, sexually liberated female soldiers must have been the fantastical invention of Greek myth and storytelling. Until now. Following decades of new research and a series of groundbreaking archeological discoveries, we now know these powerful warrior queens did indeed exist. In Searching for the Amazons, 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 truth about these women whose legend has resonated over the centuries."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
PWC
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 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Amazons
  • Amazons in literature
  • Mythology, Greek
  • Women soldiers
  • Women, Prehistoric
  • HISTORY / Ancient / Greece
  • HISTORY / Asia / Central Asia
  • Mythology, Greek
Label
Searching for the Amazons : the real warrior women of the ancient world, John Man
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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
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Changing myths, emerging truths -- A legend and its meaning -- Close encounters of the Scythian kind -- A short chapter on breasts -- Treasures in bone and gold -- The ice maiden -- Sarmatians: the roots of the legend -- The return of the mounted archer -- Amazonia: from dreams to new reality -- A painting, two plays and a suicide -- The Amazons of "Black Sparta" -- Amazons with wings: Russia's night witches -- Wonder Woman: the secret origins of an Amazon princess -- Epilogue: Halfway to Amazonia
Control code
on1023626862
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 301 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681776750
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1023626862
Label
Searching for the 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
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Changing myths, emerging truths -- A legend and its meaning -- Close encounters of the Scythian kind -- A short chapter on breasts -- Treasures in bone and gold -- The ice maiden -- Sarmatians: the roots of the legend -- The return of the mounted archer -- Amazonia: from dreams to new reality -- A painting, two plays and a suicide -- The Amazons of "Black Sparta" -- Amazons with wings: Russia's night witches -- Wonder Woman: the secret origins of an Amazon princess -- Epilogue: Halfway to Amazonia
Control code
on1023626862
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 301 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681776750
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1023626862

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