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Les Guérillères (Monique Wittig)

20th century French novel depicting a lesbian society.

LHMP entry

Westphal looks at the motif of the amazon in medieval literature and the fascination and challenge they present for feminist historians. In this short article, she examines the most salient distinction amazons have for patriarchal medieval society: that they presented women as the adversaries of men rather than as their dependents and property.

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