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Warrior Women: The Amazons of Dahomey and the Nature of War Hardcover – 14 Jul 2000


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  • Hardcover: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Westview Press Inc (14 July 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0813337119
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813337111
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 1.7 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,414,734 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. M. E. Nixon on 12 Nov. 2009
Format: Hardcover
ANOTHER GOOD BOOK ON THE SUBJECT OF FEMALE WARRIORS. THIS ONE IS CONFINED TO AN AFRICAN TRIBE THAT POSSESED SOME FIERCE FEMALE TROOPS. THEY CERTAINLY GAVE THE FRENCH FORIEGN LEGION SOME TOUGH FIGHTS.
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful
Terribly Researched Book 24 Mar. 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Robert B. Edgerton's book is probably the worst book on the Amazons of Dahomey. Unsubstantiated (and wrong) accounts of lesbianism, ill-researched 'facts', and sweeping generalisations abound, not only of the women themselves, but of other African cultures, most notably the Kikuyu and the bride-price custom he writes about.
Anyone seeking a concise history of these women warriors should see Stanley B. Alpern's 'Amazons of Black Sparta'. The Amazon reviews of Alpern's work point to the book's excellence and worth.
Dont get it 28 Aug. 2013
By N. Barbour - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
The picture on the front is not actually of the Dahomey amazons. They are instead the "knock off versio"n that was developed for tourists who were curious about the culture. The amazons were well within their decline when that picture was taken. I recommend reading Stanley Alpern's book if you want to read about these warrior women.
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