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By John Man

ISBN-10: 0552173282

ISBN-13: 9780552173285

ISBN-10: 0593077598

ISBN-13: 9780593077597

because the time of the traditional Greeks we have now been enthusiastic about bills of the Amazons, an elusive tribe of hard-fighting, horse-riding girl warriors. equivalent to males in conflict, legends claimed they bring to an end their correct breasts to enhance their archery talents and commonly killed their male childrens to purify their ranks.

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

In the absence of proof, we ultimately reasoned away their lifestyles, concluding that those strong, sexually liberated lady squaddies should have been the fantastical invention of Greek fantasy and storytelling. until eventually now.

Following a long time of recent study and a sequence of groundbreaking archeological discoveries, we now be aware of 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 historic epic, guy redefines our knowing of the Amazons and their tradition, monitoring the traditional legend into the fashionable global and studying its importance today.

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