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Women warlords : an illustrated military history of female warriors
Newark, Timothy.
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Publication Information:
London : Blandford ; New York, NY : Distributed in the United States by Sterling Pub. Co., 1989.
Physical Description:
144 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
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U21.75 .N48 1989 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Author Notes

Tim Newark is editor of Military Illustrated, the leading English-language military history magazine.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

In collaboration with illustrator Angus Mac~Bride, popular military historian Newark has provided a competent overview of female warriors, from classical antiquity through the Middle Ages and on into the nineteenth century (in the case of the Dahomeyan regiments of Amazons). Included are the Scythians, the classical queens Artemisia and Zenobia, and a distinguished array of medieval figures from the Anglo-Saxons to Joan of Arc. Worthy for larger military or women's studies collections. Reflective of the book's original publication is a bibliography of British books only. Index. --Roland Green

School Library Journal Review

YA --Newark describes women of early Europe, Africa, and South America who led troops or fought on the battlefield. He begins by presenting both the legend and what has been authenticated about the female warriors, the Amazons, and the truth of the female force of the Dahomey tribe of West Africa. He then goes on to discuss female leaders up to the Hundred Years War. For these, Newark gives some biographical information, focusing on what led the women to become warriors and descriptions of their battles. Less scholarly and more straightforward in tone than Antonia Fraser's Warrior Queens (Knopf, 1989), the book does cover some of the same women. A readable text is presented in fairly small print, relieved by photos of artifacts and ancient drawings. Useful for young adults browsing as well as research, this is a lively and interesting addition to the area of women's history. --Sally Bates Goodroe, Houston Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.