Offers a collection of fantastical and suspenseful tales about heroic women by such notable authors as Jo Clayton, Nancy Springer, Gary Braunbeck, Jane Lindskold, and Kevin T. Stein. Original.
by Margaret Weis Legend tells that an Amazon warrior woman would ... That is why this book is called “ New Amazons , ” a book that tells the stories of ...
Author: Margaret Weis
Publisher: Daw Books
... and unguarded , terurning every Day with these their new Acquaintance to ... No Amazonian Dumes , nor Indians more , With Loyal Awe their Idol Queen ...
Author: Joseph WARDER
New Perspectives on Ancient Warfare explores the armies of antiquity from Assyria and Persia, to classical Greece and Rome. The studies illustrate the ways in which technology, innovation, cultural exchange, and tactical developments transformed ancient warfare by land and sea.
Three of these four vases certainly depict Amazons, and the other (the Hamburg cup) ... 3 Dyfri Williams, “Apollodoros and a New Amazon Cup in a Private ...
Author: Garrett Fagan
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.
New York: Dutton, 1957. Cook, S. A., et al. (eds.). ... New York: Macmillan, 1923. ... Mothers and Amazons: The First Feminine History of Culture. New York: ...
Author: Jessica Amanda Salmonson
Publisher: Open Road Media
Category: Biography & Autobiography
As a people of warrior women, the Amazons represent a paradox both for modern scholarship and for archaic Greek culture. This book offers a new reading of the literary and visual record in a historical assessment of mythical representations.
These characteristics of the Amazons are borrowed from Creuzer to some extent, as we have seen, but Müller's evaluation of the new Amazons was negative.
Author: Josine Blok
Category: Social Science
The only thoroughly documented Amazons in world history are the women warriors of Dahomey, an eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Western African kingdom. Once dubbed a 'small black Sparta,' residents of Dahomey shared with the Spartans an intense militarism and sense of collectivism. Updated with a new preface by the author, Amazons of Black Sparta is the product of meticulous archival research and Alpern's gift for narrative. It will stand as the most comprehensive and accessible account of the woman warriors of Dahomey.
Each king, beginning at least with Gezo, created and named new amazon units; we do not know how they fit into the basic pattern, but Ellis heard that the ...
Author: Stanley B. Alpern
Publisher: NYU Press
DIVTraces the development of the Greek hierarchical view of life that continues to permeate Western society /div
... however , I realized that just as a new Amazonian myth belongs to our history of liberation movements , of changes in the sex / gender system , of new ...
Author: Page duBois
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
How did it happen that whole regions of Latin America—Amazonia, Patagonia, the Caribbean—are named for monstrous races of women warriors, big-footed giants and cannibals? Through history, monsters inhabit human imaginings of discovery and creation, and also degeneration, chaos, and death. Latin America’s most dynamic monsters can be traced to archetypes that are found in virtually all of the world's sacred traditions, but only in Latin America did Amazons, cannibals, zombies, and other monsters become enduring symbols of regional history, character, and identity. From Amazons to Zombies presents a comprehensive account of the qualities of monstrosity, the ways in which monsters function within and among cultures, and theories and genres of the monstrous. It describes the genesis and evolution of monsters in the construction and representation of Latin America from the Ancient world and early modern Iberia to the present.
It is important to recognize not only why the Spanish encounter with the New World was so peculiarly fraught with monsters and prodigies, ...
Author: Persephone Braham
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
(Book). The Modern Amazons: Warrior Women on Screen documents the public's seemingly insatiable fascination with the warrior woman archetype in film and on television. The book examines the cautious beginnings of new roles for women in the late fifties, the rapid development of female action leads during the burgeoning second-wave feminist movement in the late sixties and seventies, and the present-day onslaught of female action characters now leaping from page to screen. The book itself is organized into chapters that group women warriors into sub-genres, e.g., classic Amazons like Xena Warrior Princess and the women of the Conan films; superheroes and their archenemies such as Wonder Woman, Batgirl, and Catwoman; revenge films such as the Kill Bill movies; Sexploitation and Blaxploitation films such as Coffy and the Ilsa trilogy; Hong Kong cinema and warriors like Angela Mao, Cynthia Rothrock, and Zhang Ziyi; sci-fi warriors from Star Trek , Blade Runner , and Star Wars ; supersleuths and spies like the Avengers and Charlie's Angels; and gothic warriors such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Kate Beckinsale in Underworld and Van Helsing . In addition, the book is lavishly illustrated with over 400 photos of these popular-culture icons in action, interesting articles and sidebars about themes, trends, weapons, style, and trivia, as well as a complete filmography of more than 150 titles.
New York : St. Martin's Press , 2002 . Baumgardner , Jennifer and Richards , Amy . Manifesta : Young Women , Feminism , and the Future .
Author: Dominique Mainon
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Category: Performing Arts
Labeled “Amazons” by the national press, women played a central role in the Huk rebellion, one of the most significant peasant-based revolutions in modern Philippine history. As spies, organizers, nurses, couriers, soldiers, and even military commanders, women worked closely with men to resist first Japanese occupation and later, after WWII, to challenge the new Philippine republic. But in the midst of the uncertainty and violence of rebellion, these women also pursued personal lives, falling in love, becoming pregnant, and raising families, often with their male comrades-in-arms. Drawing on interviews with over one hundred veterans of the movement, Vina A. Lanzona explores the Huk rebellion from the intimate and collective experiences of its female participants, demonstrating how their presence, and the complex questions of gender, family, and sexuality they provoked, ultimately shaped the nature of the revolutionary struggle. Winner, Kenneth W. Baldridge Prize for the best history book written by a resident of Hawaii, sponsored by Brigham Young University–Hawaii
New York: Routledge, 1989. Tirona, Mary Grace Ampil. “Panuelo Activism.” In Women's Role in Philippine History: Selected Essays, 63–74. 2nd ed.
Author: Vina A. Lanzona
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
The legend of the Amazons is amazingly consistent across three continents, even though actual documentary proof seems elusive. In particular, the Athenians were most insistent about the historical reality of a nation of all-women warriors; their legends described a prehistoric conflict with the Amazons as one of their finest hours. Although later the Amazons became just another map-filling imaginary creature alongside Centaurs, Cyclops, and Giants, Greek legend gives many fine-grained details about the geography, history and anthropology of the Amazon nation.
Passing with the male Scythian allies once more through Thessaly, they reached Scythian settlements in Thrace, where a new Amazon state was founded, ...
Author: Guy Cadogan Rothery
Publisher: BEYOND BOOKS HUB
For the state, black female crime and its representations effectively galvanized and justified a host of urban reform initiatives that reaffirmed white, middle-class authority."--Jacket.
New York : Grove Press , 1967 The Wretched of the Earth . Preface by Jean - Paul Sartre . Translated by Constance Farrington . New York : Grove Press ...
Author: Kali N. Gross
Publisher: Duke University Press
NEVER, perhaps, has the alchemy of Greek genius been more potent than in the matter of the Amazonian myth. It has bestowed a charm on the whole amazing story which has been most prolific in its results; but, unfortunately, by tending to confine it to the narrow vistas of poetry, the intensely interesting psychological aspect has been somewhat obscured. Yet to us the chief value of this myth is due rather to the insight it affords into the mental workings of primitive races, the attitude of man towards that which he dreads but does not fully comprehend, than to the influence of Hellenic art and literature, fruitful in beautiful and humanising manifestations though that influence has been. The Greek spirit, indeed, working upon a crude collection of stories, took the sting, out of the lessons they should have taught. For, as we shall endeavour to show, the message of the myth to a people struggling towards a higher civilisation to beware of barbarians and their ways, was softened to an attitude of admiration before physical beauty and courage, and a tender pity for woman, fomenter of strife though she might be.
where her tomb was long to be seen, while other tombs of Amazons were shown in ... they reached Scythian settlements in Thrace, where a new Amazon state was ...
Author: Guy Cadogan Rothery
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Category: Social Science
From "Wonder Woman" to Buffy Summers, Emma Peel to Sydney Bristow, "Charlie's Angels" to "The Powerpuff Girls", Superwomen are more than just love interests or sidekicks who stand by their Supermen. In her new book, Stuller shows how the female hero in modern mythology has broken through the boy's club barrier of tradition and reveals the pivotal role of high-heeled crime fighters in popular culture.Featuring spies and sexuality, daddy's girls and super-mothers, this is a comprehensive, engaging and thought-provoking guide to female detectives, meta-humans and action heroines, as well as their creators, directors, performers, and consumers. The book also includes a glossary of modern mythic women, from Aeon to Zoe, as well as a foreword by acclaimed cultural commentator Roz Kaveney, author of "Superheroes! Capes and Crusaders in Comics and Films" (published by I.B. Tauris, April 2008).
New York: DC Comics, 2008. ——. Wonder Woman: The Circle. New York: DC Comics, 2008. ——. Wonder Woman. Issue 22, New York: DC Comics, September 2008. ——.
Author: Jennifer K. Stuller
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Performing Arts
Includes the following accounts: Expedition of Gonzalo Pizarro to the land of Cinnamon, A.D. 1539-42, translated from the 2d pt. of Garcilasso Inca de la Vega's 'Royal commentaries of Peru'; The voyage of Francisco de Orellana down the river of the Amazons, A.D. 1540-1, translated from the sixth decade of A. de Herrera's 'General history of the western Indies'; New discovery of the great river of the Amazons, by 'Father Cristóbal de Acuña, A.D. 1639, translated from the Spanish edition of 1641. With a 'List of the Principal Tribes of the Valley of the Amazons'. Translated and Edited, with Notes. The supplementary material includes the 1859 annual report. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1859.
Desirous, then, to bring before the view of all, the new discovery of the great river of the Amazons (which I undertook by order of his Majesty, ...
Author: Clements R. Markham
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Gentlemen and Amazons traces the nineteenth-century genesis and development of an important contemporary myth about human origins: that of an original prehistoric matriarchy. Cynthia Eller explores the intellectual history of the myth, which arose from male scholars who mostly wanted to vindicate the patriarchal family model as a higher stage of human development. Eller tells the stories these men told, analyzes the gendered assumptions they made, and provides the necessary context for understanding how feminists of the 1970s and 1980s embraced as historical "fact" a discredited nineteenth-century idea.
invention of modern matriarchal myth, Amazon tales continued to be widely told. Classic Amazon myths were embroidered upon with relish, and new Amazon myths ...
Author: Cynthia Eller
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Social Science
The philosophical and skilful Amazon , Mrs. Colonel Bloomer , who had ... was the first profession to tempt the zeal and the ambition of the New Amazons .
Author: David Meredith Reese
Amazons—fierce warrior women dwelling on the fringes of the known world—were the mythic archenemies of the ancient Greeks. Heracles and Achilles displayed their valor in duels with Amazon queens, and the Athenians reveled in their victory over a powerful Amazon army. In historical times, Cyrus of Persia, Alexander the Great, and the Roman general Pompey tangled with Amazons. But just who were these bold barbarian archers on horseback who gloried in fighting, hunting, and sexual freedom? Were Amazons real? In this deeply researched, wide-ranging, and lavishly illustrated book, National Book Award finalist Adrienne Mayor presents the Amazons as they have never been seen before. This is the first comprehensive account of warrior women in myth and history across the ancient world, from the Mediterranean Sea to the Great Wall of China. Mayor tells how amazing new archaeological discoveries of battle-scarred female skeletons buried with their weapons prove that women warriors were not merely figments of the Greek imagination. Combining classical myth and art, nomad traditions, and scientific archaeology, she reveals intimate, surprising details and original insights about the lives and legends of the women known as Amazons. Provocatively arguing that a timeless search for a balance between the sexes explains the allure of the Amazons, Mayor reminds us that there were as many Amazon love stories as there were war stories. The Greeks were not the only people enchanted by Amazons—Mayor shows that warlike women of nomadic cultures inspired exciting tales in ancient Egypt, Persia, India, Central Asia, and China. Driven by a detective's curiosity, Mayor unearths long-buried evidence and sifts fact from fiction to show how flesh-and-blood women of the Eurasian steppes were mythologized as Amazons, the equals of men. The result is likely to become a classic.
coupling of a Greek hero and an Amazon spun off many threads in literature and art. ... in other adventures and perhaps getting to know his new Amazon wife.
Author: Adrienne Mayor
Publisher: Princeton University Press
The Roman Catholic church played a dominant role in colonial Brazil, so that women’s lives in the colony were shaped and constrained by the Church’s ideals for pure women, as well as by parallel concepts in the Iberian honor code for women. Records left by Jesuit missionaries, Roman Catholic church officials, and Portuguese Inquisitors make clear that women’s daily lives and their opportunities for marriage, education, and religious practice were sharply circumscribed throughout the colonial period. Yet these same documents also provide evocative glimpses of the religious beliefs and practices that were especially cherished or independently developed by women for their own use, constituting a separate world for wives, mothers, concubines, nuns, and witches. Drawing on extensive original research in primary manuscript and printed sources from Brazilian libraries and archives, as well as secondary Brazilian historical works, Carole Myscofski proposes to write Brazilian women back into history, to understand how they lived their lives within the society created by the Portuguese imperial government and Luso-Catholic ecclesiastical institutions. Myscofski offers detailed explorations of the Catholic colonial views of the ideal woman, the patterns in women’s education, the religious views on marriage and sexuality, the history of women’s convents and retreat houses, and the development of magical practices among women in that era. One of the few wide-ranging histories of women in colonial Latin America, this book makes a crucial contribution to our knowledge of the early modern Atlantic World.
introduced brave and exotic warrior-women in a far-offAmazonian paradise in the New World who were challenged, conquered, and converted to Christianity by ...
Author: Carole A. Myscofski
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Scholars have long been divided on the question of whether the Amazons of Greek legend actually existed. Notably, Soviet archaeologists' discoveries of the bodies of women warriors in the 1980s appeared to directly contradict western classicists' denial of the veracity of the Amazon myth, and there have been few concessions between the two schools of thought since. Postcolonial Amazons offers a ground-breaking re-evaluation of the place of martial women in the ancient world, bridging the gap between myth and historical reality and expanding our conception of the Amazon archetype. By shifting the center of debate to the periphery of the region known to the Greeks, the startling conclusion emerges that the ancient Athenian conception of women as weak and fearful was not at all typical of the region of that time, even within Greece. Surrounding the Athenians were numerous peoples who held that women could be courageous, able, clever, and daring, suggesting that although Greek stories of Amazons may be exaggerations, they were based upon a real historical understanding of women who fought. While re-examining the sources of the Amazon myth, this compelling volume also resituates the Amazons in the broader context from which they have been extracted, illustrating that although they were the quintessential example of female masculinity in ancient Greek thought, they were not the only instance of this phenomenon: masculine women were masqueraded on the Greek stage, described in the Hippocratic corpus, took part in the struggle to control Alexander the Great's empire after his death, and served as bodyguards in ancient India. Against the backdrop of the ongoing debates surrounding gender norms and fluidity, Postcolonial Amazons breaks new ground as an ancient history of female masculinity and demonstrates that these ideas have a much longer and more durable heritage than we may have supposed.
New York: Palgrave, 2005. Penrose, Jr., Walter. “Bold with the bow and arrow: Amazons and the ethnic gendering of martial prowess in ancient Greek and Asian ...
Author: Walter Duvall Penrose Jr.
Publisher: Oxford University Press