When Women Ruled the World

When Women Ruled the World

Six Queens of Egypt
Written by Kara Cooney
Narrated by Kara Cooney
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When Women Ruled the World

Six Queens of Egypt
Written by Kara Cooney | Narrated by Kara Cooney
A renowned Egyptologist chronicles the stories of six female pharaohs — and asks what we can learn from these remarkable women. This audiobook “will enchant those wishing to imagine what ancient Egyptian court life was like” (Publishers Weekly).

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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 more 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.

Categories: Nonfiction
Release Date: November 30, 2018
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Run time: 09:15:23
Unabridged Audiobook

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