The Encyclopedia of Amazons: Women Warriors from Antiquity to the Modern Era

by Jessica Amanda Salmonson

Hardcover, 1991

Status

Available

Publication

Universal Sales & Marketing (1991), Edition: 1st, 290 pages

Description

An "excellent" A-to-Z reference of female fighters in history, myth, and literature--from goddesses to gladiators to guerrilla warriors (Library Journal). This is an astounding collection of female fighters, from heads of state and goddesses to pirates and gladiators. Each entry is drawn from historical, fictional, or mythical narratives of many eras and lands. With over one thousand entries detailing the lives and influence of these heroic female figures in battle, politics, and daily life, Salmonson provides a unique chronicle of female fortitude, focusing not just on physical strength but on the courage to fight against patriarchal structures and redefine women's roles during time periods when doing so was nearly impossible.   The use of historical information and fictional traditions from Japan, Europe, Asia, and Africa gives this work a cross-cultural perspective that contextualizes the image of these unconventional depictions of might, valor, and greatness.… (more)

Rating

½ (5 ratings; 3.9)

Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

1999

Physical description

290 p.; 9.2 x 1.1 inches

ISBN

1557784205 / 9781557784209
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