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Recommended Reading

The Armored Rose by Tobi Beck
ISBN 0-9669399-0-5

The physiology and psychology of women fighting in the SCA. Although this is written from an SCA perspective, no Amtgard woman should be without a copy. This book discusses physical and psychological differences that affects women's fighting, and has a neat section in the back with a flipbook showing shots.
(ordering information via the Ironrose website)

Battle Cries and Lullabies by Linda Grant De Pauw
A history of women's involvement with battle from pre-history to present day. This is an excellent survey of women in war, and offers many examples of historical women warriors and soldiers.

The Warrior Queens by Antonia Fraser
The stories of queens who commanded armies and battled, this work features several warrior queens, including Boudica and Zenobia. Also offers insight on the way warring women were represented in history.

The Encyclopedia of Amazons by Jessica Amanda Salmonsen
An encyclopedia of women warriors throughout myth and history, this book offers short entries on hundreds of women. It is interesting as a reader, and as a list of women to research further. However, some of the short entries offer an interpretation of a woman's role in battle that may or may not be accepted by scholars, so read with a grain of salt or do follow-up research.

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