When Women Ruled the World by Kara Cooney


When Women Ruled the World
Title : When Women Ruled the World
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ISBN : 1426219776
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 400

This riveting narrative explores the lives of six remarkable female pharaohs, from Hatshepsut to Cleopatra women who ruled with real power and shines a piercing light on our own perceptions of women in power today Female rulers are a rare phenomenon but thousands of years ago in ancient Egypt, women reigned supreme Regularly, repeatedly, and with impunity, queens like Hatshepsut, Nefertiti, and Cleopatra controlled the totalitarian state as power brokers and rulers But throughout human history, women in positions of power were often used as political pawns in a male dominated society What was so special about ancient Egypt that provided women this kind of access to the highest political office What was it about these women that allowed them to transcend patriarchal obstacles What did Egypt gain from its liberal reliance on female leadership, and could today s world learn from its example Celebrated Egyptologist Kara Cooney delivers a fascinating tale of female power, exploring the reasons why it has seldom been allowed through the ages, and why we should care.


When Women Ruled the World Reviews


  • Iset

    This has been on my pre order list for some time, and I am dying to know who the other three queens are not mentioned in the blurb Kleopatra VII, Hatshepsut, and Nefertiti Is Nefertari going to be one Or one or both of the other regnant queens Tausret and Sobekneferu What about Merneith and Neithhotep Tetisheri, Ahhotep, and Ahmes Nefertari The Ptolemaic queens I need to know Well, needless to say I m eagerly awaiting the release of this book.