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Amazons: The Real Warrior Women of the Ancient World

Amazons: The Real Warrior Women of the Ancient World


作者  /  John Man

出版社 / CORGI

出版日期 / 2018/04/01

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$550

售價 / 9折, NT$ 495

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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 and poets celebrated their battles and wrote of Amazonia. Spanish explorers, carrying these tales to South America, thought they lived in the forests of the world’s greatest river, and named it after them.

In the absence of evidence, we eventually reasoned away their existence, concluding that these powerful, sexually liberated female soldiers must have been the fantastical invention of Greek myth and storytelling. Until now.

Following decades of new research and a series of groundbreaking archeological discoveries, we now know these powerful warrior queens did indeed exist. In Amazons, John Man travels to the grasslands of Central Asia, from the edge of the ancient Greek world to the borderlands of China, to discover the truth about the warrior women mythologized as Amazons.

In this deeply researched, sweeping historical epic, Man redefines our understanding of the Amazons and their culture, tracking the ancient legend into the modern world and examining its significance today.







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誠品26碼 /2681550143003
ISBN 13 /9780552173285
ISBN 10 /0552173282
EAN /9780552173285

頁數328
尺寸19.8X12.9CM
裝訂平裝
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語言英文




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