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Women Warriors: An Unexpected History

Women Warriors: An Unexpected History By Pamela D. Toler Women Warriors An Unexpected History Who says women don t go to war From Vikings and African queens to cross dressing military doctors and WWII Russian fighter pilots these are the stories of women for whom battle was not a metaphor The

  • Title: Women Warriors: An Unexpected History
  • Author: Pamela D. Toler
  • ISBN: 0807064327
  • Page: 245
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Women Warriors: An Unexpected History By Pamela D. Toler Who says women don t go to war From Vikings and African queens to cross dressing military doctors and WWII Russian fighter pilots, these are the stories of women for whom battle was not a metaphor.The woman warrior is always cast as an anomaly Joan of Arc, not G.I Jane But women, it turns out, have always gone to war In this fascinating, lively, and wide ranging book, Who says women don t go to war From Vikings and African queens to cross dressing military doctors and WWII Russian fighter pilots, these are the stories of women for whom battle was not a metaphor.The woman warrior is always cast as an anomaly Joan of Arc, not G.I Jane But women, it turns out, have always gone to war In this fascinating, lively, and wide ranging book, historian Pamela Toler draws from a lifetime of scouring books for mentions of women warriors to tell their stories and to consider why women go to war.Tomyris, ruler of the hard riding Massagetae, and her warriors killed Cyrus the Great of Persia when he sought to invade her lands She herself hacked off his head in revenge for the death of her son The West African ruler Amina of Hausa, a contemporary of Elizabeth I, led her fierce warriors in a campaign of territorial expansion for than thirty years Like Elizabeth, she refused to marry unlike Elizabeth, she never claimed to be a Virgin Queen Contemporary accounts of medieval sieges in Europe describe women using firearms, participating in night raids, joining in the defense of breaches in the walls, and fighting hand to hand at the improvised barricades that often provided a last line of defense Among the examples of female samurai in Japan are the Joshigun, a group of thirty seriously combat trained women who fought against the forces of the Meiji emperor in the late 19th century.These are
    Women Warriors: An Unexpected History By Pamela D. Toler

    Women Warriors An Unexpected History by Pamela D Toler Toler, whose new book, Women Warriors An Unexpected History, is a look at women through history who have fought for their countries, both under cover and in the open Women have actually fought in battles at the sides of their husbands and sons and in defense of their cities under siege. Women Warriors An Unexpected History Toler, Pamela D In Women Warriors An Unexpected History, self described academic renegade Pamela D Toler has crafted a smart and highly entertaining chronicle of female fighters. Women Warriors An Unexpected History Toler, Pamela D In Women Warriors An Unexpected History, self described academic renegade Pamela D Toler has crafted a smart and highly entertaining chronicle of female fighters Working across centuries and continents, Toler introduces readers to a host of colorful, courageous women who proved themselves as formidable foes on the battlefield, outwitting and overpowering their male adversaries along the way. Women Warriors Britannica The s of Greek mythology present the original portrait of woman warriors They were a society of women who forswore the society of men except to Women Warriors An Unexpected History by Pamela D Toler Feb , From Vikings and African queens to cross dressing military doctors and WWII Russian fighter pilots, these are the stories of women for whom battle was not a metaphor The woman warrior is always cast as an anomaly Joan of Arc, not GI Jane. Women Warriors, Female Fighters, And Warrior Queens Who Nov , Joan of Arc is one of the world s most famous women warriors She was a natural military leader and when she took up swords against the English to lead the French forces to victory, she cemented her place in the history books. Female Warriors Who Made Their Mark On History Mental List of women warriors in folklore Warrior Women of the Ancient World ThoughtCo Jul , Throughout history, women warriors have fought and led troops into battle This partial list of warrior queens and other women warriors runs from the legendary s who may have been real warriors from the Steppes to the Syrian queen of Palmyra, Zenobia Sadly, we know too little about most of these brave warrior women who stood up to the powerful male leaders of their day Women in ancient warfare Epipole of Carystus is one of the first women who are reported to have cross dressed as men to fight in a war th century BCE Lady Fu Hao consort of the Chinese emperor Wu Ding, led , men into battle during the Shang Dynasty.

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    1. Melisende d& on said:

      The author states her intent is to bring women warriors out of the historical shadows to consider the reasons that they have taken up arms and how those reasons related to their roles and the consequences of their actions.I am actually going to be very blunt here this is very basic stuff that a good google search can produce I myself have written about over half the women mentioned have read the same books have read the same internet articles And if this is your area of interest, then yo The aut [...]

    2. Mimi on said:

      Interesting primer on female warriors throughout history, with a nice balance time and location wise.If you already read up on the subject, you can pretty much skip this one, I already knew about most women mentionedNevertheless a good starting point if you are interested in the subject.

    3. Carol Kean on said:

      Woman as Warrior may seem like an oxymoron, but women have a long history of fighting and taking lives In the old world view, It is no possible for a mother to kill than for a warrior to give birth, Pamela D Toler writes.If you ve heard of only a few warrior women namely, Joan of Arc and Boudica , it isn t because there s been no than a few It s because men took charge of writing and record keeping, and women had no place there especially not women who defeated men in battle bu Woman as Warrior [...]

    4. Jill Meyer on said:

      Do you look at the military in the United States and think about how many women are within the ranks The fighters who patrol the areas at war and that new Seal Team recruit Are women fighting a new thing in our armed forces a new thing Not so , says historian Pamela Toler Toler, whose new book, Women Warriors An Unexpected History , is a look at women through history who have fought for their countries, both under cover and in the open Women have actually fought in battles at the sides Do you lo [...]

    5. Debbie on said:

      This book is as much about how various cultures including modern America have viewed women warriors as it is about the warrior women themselves Each chapter had several examples of that theme Queens who led troops, etc and each biography was about 3 pages long The bios covered why the woman went to war, what she did during the war, and how her contemporaries viewed her Between each bio and even within it , the author commented on people s attitudes about the female warriors It was an i This book [...]

    6. Annarella on said:

      An interesting read but it could have been better organized.I appreciated the style of writing and the well researched material but it wasn t my cup of tea.Many thanks to the publisher and Edelweiss for this ARC

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