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The Amazons

Author: John Man
Publisher: London : Transworld Digital, 2017.
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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. Equal to men in battle, legends claimed they cut off their right breasts to improve their archery skills and routinely killed their male children to purify their ranks. For centuries people believed in their existence and attempted to trace their origins. Artists  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Man
ISBN: 9781473541757 1473541751
OCLC Number: 1003999239
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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.  Read more...

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"Tremendously entertaining." -- Catherine Nixey * The Times * "Lively." -- Kathryn Hughes * Mail on Sunday * "Man, the enthusiastic historian of Asia, dissect the Amazons with sharp scalpel. Vivid Read more...

 
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