A Brief History of the Amazons : Women Warriors in Myth and History by Lyn Webster Wilde

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  • Title: A Brief History of the Amazons : Women Warriors in Myth and History
  • Author: Lyn Webster Wilde
  • Category: General
  • Date: 11/21/17
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: 256
  • ISBN: 1472136772

 

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‘Golden-shielded, silver-sworded, man-loving, male-child slaughtering Amazons,’ is how the fifth-century Greek historian Hellanicus described the Amazons, and they’ve fascinated humanity ever since. Did they actually exist? For centuries, students consigned them to the world of delusion, however Lyn Webster Wilde journeyed into the homeland of the Amazons and uncovered astonishing proof of their historic actuality. North of the Black Sea she discovered archaeological excavations of graves of Iron Age girls buried with arrows, swords and armour. In the hidden world of the Hittites, close to the Amazons’ historical capital of Thermiscyra in Anatolia, she unearthed traces of highly effective priestesses, women-only spiritual cults, and an armed, bisexual goddess – all attainable sources for the ferocious girls. Combining scholarly penetration with a way of journey, Webster Wilde has produced a coherent and absorbing e book that challenges preconceived notions, nonetheless disturbingly widespread, of what males and girls can do. present more

 

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