Searching For The Amazons: The Real Warrior Women Of The Ancient World
by John Man
- Society & Culture, General Interest , The Ancient World
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The myth made real
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. For centuries, people believed in them and attempted to trace their origins—but in the absence of evidence, we eventually reasoned away their existence, concluding that they must have been the fantastical invention of Greek myth.
Drawing on decades of new research and a series of groundbreaking archaeological discoveries, John Man reveals that these powerful warrior queens did indeed exist. On a journey of discovery that takes us from the ancient Greek world to the borderlands of China, we finally glimpse the truth behind a legend that has resonated over the centuries.
“A great historical resource about a mysterious people that also shows how women, through the ages, have gathered strength from each other and continue to do so today.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Historian and travel writer Man delves into the rich historical foundations undergirding the myth of the Amazons. Man’s breezy style is engaging.”—Publishers Weekly
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||February 6, 2018|