Amazons: The Real Warrior Women of the Ancient World by John Man

By John Man

because the time of the traditional Greeks we now have been eager about money owed of the Amazons, an elusive tribe of hard-fighting, horse-riding woman warriors. equivalent to males in conflict, legends claimed they bring to a halt their correct breasts to enhance their archery talents and many times killed their male teenagers to purify their ranks.

For centuries humans believed of their life and tried to track their origins. Artists and poets celebrated their battles and wrote of Amazonia. Spanish explorers, wearing those stories to South the US, idea they lived within the forests of the world’s maximum river, and named it after them.

In the absence of facts, we ultimately reasoned away their life, concluding that those robust, sexually liberated woman infantrymen should have been the fantastical invention of Greek fable and storytelling. till now.

Following many years of recent learn and a sequence of groundbreaking archeological discoveries, we now understand those robust warrior queens did certainly exist. In Amazons, John guy travels to the grasslands of principal Asia, from the sting of the traditional Greek international to the borderlands of China, to find the reality concerning the warrior ladies mythologized as Amazons.

In this deeply researched, sweeping ancient epic, guy redefines our figuring out of the Amazons and their tradition, monitoring the traditional legend into the fashionable global and interpreting its value today.

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