The martial women of the world examined in detail
This thorough study of women in battle, by Ellen Clayton, was originally published in two volumes, which have now been brought together in this special Leonaur edition. The author writes with academic attention to detail, commencing her study with the female warriors of myth then progressing to the notable figures of the ancient world, the middle ages and on through time towards the 20th century. In addition to the biographies of specific well known characters, including Semiramis, Libyssa, Christina of Sweden, Lady Offaley and others, Clayton describes the activities of lesser known martial women who served with distinction in the armies and navies of their respective countries, and the role of 'Amazon' cultures in developed and primitive societies.
Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket.