By John Man
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 United States, inspiration they lived within the forests of the world’s maximum river, and named it after them.
In the absence of facts, we ultimately reasoned away their lifestyles, concluding that those robust, sexually liberated lady squaddies should have been the fantastical invention of Greek delusion and storytelling. till now.
Following many years of latest learn and a sequence of groundbreaking archeological discoveries, we now understand those strong 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 old epic, guy redefines our knowing of the Amazons and their tradition, monitoring the traditional legend into the trendy international and interpreting its importance today.
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Amazons: The Real Warrior Women of the Ancient World by John Man