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" the name of the river of the Amazons was given to it because Orellana and his people beheld the women on the banks fighting as valiantly as the men. It is not that there are any Amazons on that river, but that they said there were, by reason of the valour... "
Names and Their Histories: A Handbook of Historical Geography and ... - Page 44
by Isaac Taylor - 1898 - 400 pages
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The Discovery of America, with Some Account of Ancient America and ..., Volume 2

John Fiske - 1892
...people beheld the women on its banks fighting as valiantly as the men. ... It is not that there are Amazons on that river, but that they said there were, by reason of the valour of the women.'' Garcilasso (Markham'a transl.), lib. viii. cap. One of Orellana's companions, who had boldly denounced...
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The Discovery of America: With Some Account of Ancient America and ..., Volume 2

John Fiske - 1892
...beheld thii women on its banks fighting as valiantly as the men. ... It is not that there are Amazon!! on that river, but that they said there were, by reason of the valour of the women." Garcilasso (Markham's transl.), lib. viii. cap. xxii. One of Orellana's companions, who had boldly...
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Names and Their Histories: Alphabetically Arranged as a Handbook of ...

Isaac Taylor - 1896 - 392 pages
...was put forward by Garcilasso de la Vega in his Royal Commentaries of the Incas, published in 16o9. He says, ' the name of the river of the Amazons was...the valour of the women.' As Garcilasso was born in 154o, the year in which Orellana descended the river, and as he cannot have seen or conversed with...
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