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Kara Cooney discusses and signs “When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt”

December 9 @ 3:00 pm

Free

Kara Cooney discusses and signs When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt

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.

Genre: Nonfiction

Venue

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Phone:
+13106593110
Website:
http://www.booksoup.com/