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

Man, John, 1941- (author.).
Book Book (2018.)
Description: xiv, 301 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 24 cm
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2018.
4 of 4 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
1 of 1 copy available at Peabody - Peabody Institute Library. (Show preferred library)
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Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Peabody Main Adult Nonfiction BL 820 .A6 M37 2018 (Text to Phone) Available -
Everett - Parlin Memorial Adult Nonfiction 398.352/Man (Text to Phone) Available -
Lynnfield Adult Nonfiction BL 820 .A6 M36 2018 (Text to Phone) Available -
Wakefield Adult NEW Nonfiction (Across from Circulation Desk) 398.352 Man (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 9781681776750
  • ISBN: 1681776758
  • Edition: First Pegasus books hardcover edition.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-280) and index.
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.
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."-- Provided by publisher.
Language: Text in English.
Citation: Man, John. "Searching for the Amazons : the real warrior women of the ancient world." New York : Pegasus Books, 2018.
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