Pre-order a SIGNED copy of When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt, Available Tuesday, October 30, 2018.


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.

Signed copies of When Women Ruled the World will ship or be available for in-store pick up on Tuesday, October 30th, 2018, when the book goes on sale. Please allow one week for delivery on domestic shipping orders. If you would like the book inscribed, please indicate to whom in the comments field of your order.



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ISBN: 9781426219771
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Published: National Geographic - October 30th, 2018
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The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307956774
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Published: Broadway Books - October 13th, 2015
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