When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt by Kara Cooney Paperback Book


Rent When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt

Author: Kara Cooney

Format: Quality Paperback

Publisher: National Geographic Society

Published: Feb 2020

Genre: History - Ancient - Egypt

Retail Price: $16.99

Pages: 400


This riveting paperback explores the lives of six remarkable female pharaohs, from Hatshepsut to Cleopatra, and shines a piercing light on perceptions of powerful women today.\r\n\r\nFemale 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 more often used as political pawns in male-dominated societies. Why did ancient Egypt provide 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? \r\n\r\nIn this captivating narrative, 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.

View descriptions at Amazon.com