- Hardcover: 160 pages
- Publisher: Blandford Pr (March 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0713719656
- ISBN-13: 978-0713719659
- Package Dimensions: 9.7 x 7.3 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #439,891 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Women Warlords: An Illustrated Military History of Female Warriors Hardcover – March, 1990
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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
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The True Amazons-Warrior Women of the Sarmatians and Scythians
Amazons of the Jungle-Elite groups of female warriors in topical African and South American armies
Braver than her Husband-The stories of Artemisia and Zenobia, not warriors personally, but skilled leaders of them
Celtic Queens-The mythical account of Medb, as well as the real histories of the cunning Cartimandua and the vicious Boudica
Women of Christ-Aethelflaed, Matilda of Tuscany, and Eleanor of Aquitaine-women in the Middle Ages who led men and armies
Hundred Years War Women-Jeanne of Montfort, Christine de Pisan, and the famous Jeanne d'Arc, Joan of Arc
The hard bound edition published in the UK in 1989 by Blandford includes 16 full page color illustrations by McBride, in addition to the cover, which features a different portrait of Matilda of Tuscany than McBride painted for the interior. While there are no explanations of the weapons and battle dress shown in the plates, as in the Osprey books, the pictures of the outfits, weapons and historical figures, in dramatic and fighting poses , with backgrounds, make the early edition of Women Warlords among McBrides' better efforts.
So if you like the color illustrations by the cover artist of this book, don't buy this paperback edition. Search out the 1989 HARD BOUND book.
The notes in this lead me to further research on women warlords of history.