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When women ruled the world : six queens of Egypt / Kara Cooney.

Cooney, Kara, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781426220883
  • ISBN: 142622088X
  • Physical Description: 399 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Washington, DC : National Geographic, [2020]

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 376-390) and index.
Summary, etc.:
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 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?
Subject: Sobekneferu, Queen of Egypt, active 18th century B.C.
Hatshepsut, Queen of Egypt.
Nefertiti, Queen of Egypt, active 14th century B.C.
Tausert, Queen, consort of Seti II, King of Egypt, active approximately 1187 B.C.-1185 B.C.
Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, -30 B.C.
Tausert, Queen, consort of Seti II, King of Egypt, active approximately 1187 B.C.-1185 B.C.
Nefertiti, Queen of Egypt, active 14th century B.C.
Hatshepsut, Queen of Egypt.
Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, -30 B.C.
Queens > Egypt > Biography.
Egypt > History > To 640 A.D.
Queens.
Egypt.
Genre: Biographies.
History.

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