When Women Ruled the World

Author: Kara Cooney

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426219784

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 6848

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.

When Women Ruled the World: Making the Renaissance in Europe

Author: Maureen Quilligan

Publisher: Liveright Publishing

ISBN: 1631497979

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 1231

A leading Renaissance scholar shows in this revisionist history how four powerful women redefined the culture of European monarchy in the glorious sixteenth century. Sixteenth-century Europe was a time of destabilization of age-old norms and the waging of religious wars—yet it also witnessed the remarkable flowering of a pacific culture cultivated by a cohort of extraordinary women rulers who sat on Europe’s thrones, most notably Mary Tudor; Elizabeth I; Mary, Queen of Scots; and Catherine de’ Medici. Recasting the dramatic stories and complex political relationships among these four women rulers, Maureen Quilligan rewrites centuries of scholarship that sought to depict intense personal hatreds among them. Instead, showing how the queens engendered a culture of mutual respect, When Women Ruled the World focuses on the gift-giving by which they aimed to ensure female bonds of friendship and alliance. Detailing the artistic and political creativity that flourished in the pockets of peace created by these queens, Quilligan’s lavishly illustrated work offers a new perspective on the glory of the Renaissance and the women who helped to create it.

When Women Rule the World What Would Change?

Author: Shelley Taylor

Publisher: Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780985325947

Category: Social Science

Page: 86

View: 4480

The author, Shelley Taylor, gives you a snapshot of what the world would be like when ruled by women, She challenges you to think outside the box when she asks the question, "When women rule the world, what would change?" She gives the reader a reality check by providing thirty-nine women who have successfully held positions as presidents and prime ministers around the world. The author points to the ills of society under men ruling in areas such as: wars, murders, animals, air, water, food, child molestation, robbery, gangs, drug wars, domestic abuse, racism, kidnapping and rape. The author points out what would change, and how it would change when women rule the world. As controversial as this book may be to both men and women, one cannot resist the desire to want to read it. Think about it, and then ask yourself this question: When Women Rule The World...What Would Change?

When Women Rule the World

Author: Judy Chicago,Sarah Quinton,Allyson Mitchell,Jenni Sorkin

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 105

View: 9658

This survey of some of Chicagos most important contributions in cloth, highlights both key and lesser-known works dating from 1971 to the present. From macram to needle point to airbrushed quilts, Chicago employs technique as content in her major projects featured here including The Birth Project (1980-1985), The Holocaust Project (1993), Resolutions: A Stitch in Time (1994 to present) and Chicagos most recent work If Women Ruled the World (2008). Essayists discuss the labour-intensive nature of Chicagos textile work as a metaphor for investing in the ideas, values, histories and provocations in her artwork.Five artists who take this not ion to heart are also profiled, underscoring Chicagos ongoing influence and creating an intergenerational dialogue with : Orly Cogan, (New York, New York), Wednesday Lupypciw (Calgary, Alberta), Cat Mazza (Troy, New York), Gillian Strong (Halifax, Nova Scotia), and Ginger Brooks Takahashi (New York, New York). Co-published with the Art Gallery of Calgary.

Women Rule the Plot

Author: Peter King

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic


Category: Women gardeners

Page: 160

View: 2000

Explores the history of the Women's Farm and Garden Association

The Good Kings

Author: Kara Cooney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781426221965


Page: 400

View: 5043

Written in the tradition of historians like Mary Beard and Stacy Schiff who find modern lessons in ancient history, this provocative narrative explores the lives of five remarkable pharaohs who ruled Egypt with absolute power, shining a new light on the country's 3,000-year empire and its meaning today. In a new era when democracies around the world are threatened or crumbling, best-selling author Kara Cooney turns to five ancient Egyptian pharaohs--Khufu, Senwosret III, Akenhaten, Ramses II, and Taharqa--to understand why many so often give up power to the few, and what it can mean for our future. As the first centralized political power on earth, the pharaohs and their process of divine kingship can tell us a lot about the world's politics, past and present. Every animal-headed god, every monumental temple, every pyramid, every tomb, offers extraordinary insight into a culture that combined deeply held religious beliefs with uniquely human schemes to justify a system in which one ruled over many. From Khufu, the man who built the Great Pyramid at Giza as testament to his authoritarian reign, and Taharqa, the last true pharaoh who worked to make Egypt great again, we discover a clear lens into understanding how power was earned, controlled, and manipulated in ancient times. And in mining the past, Cooney uncovers the reason why societies have so willingly chosen a dictator over democracy, time and time again.

Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women

Author: George Sumner Weaver

Publisher: N.A


Category: Conduct of life

Page: 224

View: 7127

A clergyman's words to young women on fashion, beauty, marriage, the home, and intellectual, moral, and physical development reveal the parameters of life for a proper Victorian lady.