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Author Fraser, Antonia, 1932-
Title The warrior queens / Antonia Fraser
Publisher New York : Knopf, 1989
 Louisville Adult Nonfiction  920.72/FRA    AVAILABLE
Descript xiii, 383 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
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Media unmediated n
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Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-362) and index
Summary In this panoramic work of history, Fraser looks at women who led armies, empires and rebellions: Cleopatra, Tamara of Georgia, Isabella of Spain, Elizabeth I, Catherine the Great, Jinga Mbandi of Angola, the Rani of Jhansi, and the 20th-century "iron ladies" Margaret Thatcher, Golda Meir and Indira Gandhi, among others. Her touchstone is Boadicea, the first-century Briton who led 120,000 compatriots in a revolt that temporarily shook the Roman hold on her country. With her as a vibrant centerpiece, Fraser brings forward a constellation of 17 women who, through accidents of fate or descent, or sheer genius for power, have been cast in the role of Warrior Queen--seen by her contemporaries as (often simultaneously) monster, angel, honorary male, one who shames men into bravery--and seen, long after her reign, as the focus of a golden age.--From publisher description
Note Also issued online
Subject Women -- Biography
Queens -- Biography
Women -- Political activity
Women soldiers
ISBN 0394549392

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