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Women at War in the Classical World (Hardcover) (Paul Chrystal)

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Paul Chrystal has written the first full length study of women and warfare in the Graeco Roman world. Although the conduct of war was generally monopolized by men, there were plenty of exceptions with women directly involved in its direction and even as combatants, Artemisia, Olympias, Cleopatra and Agrippina the Elder being famous examples. And both Greeks and Romans encountered women among their ‘barbarian’ enemies, such as Tomyris, Boudicca and Zenobia. More commonly, of course, women were directly affected by war as noncombatant victims, of ****** and enslavement as spoils of war and this makes up an important strand of the author’s discussion. The portrayal of female warriors and goddesses in classical mythology and literature, and the use of war to justify gender roles and hierarchies, are also considered. Overall it is a landmark survey of how war in the Classical world affected and was affected by women.
Number of Pages: 2498.0
Genre: History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc
Author: Paul Chrystal
Language: English
Street Date: June 12, 2017
TCIN: 51707308
UPC: 9781473856608
Item Number (DPCI): 248-29-1199

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