A Companion to Women’s Military History by Margaret Vining Barton C. Hacker

By Margaret Vining Barton C. Hacker

Army associations have far and wide and continuously formed the process background, yet women’s close to common participation in them has mostly long past not noted. This quantity addresses the altering relationships among girls and army from antiquity to the current. The 8 chapters partially I current huge, scholarly reports of the prevailing literature to supply a transparent figuring out of the place we stand. a longer photograph essay files visually women’s army paintings because the 16th century. The book’s moment half includes 8 exemplary articles, extra narrowly concentrated than the survey articles yet illustrating a few of their significant topics. army historical past will make the most of acknowledging women’s participation, as will women’s background from spotting army associations as significant elements in molding women’s lives.

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To begin with a very early, actually pre-Hellenistic example, the famous march of ten thousand Greek mercenaries that had been hired by the Persian prince Cyrus the Younger for his ultimately unsuccessful bid for the Persian throne in 401 bc included women. 3 [Brownson and Dillery 1922]; Lendle 1995, 312). 13 [Brownson and Dillery 1922]; Lendle 1995, 363–64). Women accompanied Alexander’s army as well, some apparently having come with the army all the way from Macedonia. Many others were captured in the course of campaigning.

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