When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt

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National Geographic #ad - 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.

When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt #ad - 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.

But throughout human history, women in positions of power were more often used as political pawns in a male-dominated society. Regularly, and with impunity, queens like Hatshepsut, Nefertiti, repeatedly, and Cleopatra controlled the totalitarian state as power-brokers and rulers.

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The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt

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Broadway Books #ad - The woman who would be king traces the unconventional life of an almost-forgotten pharaoh and explores our complicated reactions to women in power. At just over twenty, the infant king, for a seat on the throne, Hatshepsut out-maneuvered the mother of Thutmose III, and ascended to the rank of pharaoh. Shrewdly operating the levers of power to emerge as Egypt's second female pharaoh, Hatshepsut was a master strategist, cloaking her political power plays in the veil of piety and sexual reinvention.

She successfully negotiated a path from the royal nursery to the very pinnacle of authority, and her reign saw one of Ancient Egypt’s most prolific building periods. Constructing a rich narrative history using the artifacts that remain, noted Egyptologist Kara Cooney offers a remarkable interpretation of how Hatshepsut rapidly but methodically consolidated power—and why she fell from public favor just as quickly.

The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt #ad - An engrossing biography of the longest-reigning female pharaoh in Ancient Egypt and the story of her audacious rise to power. Hatshepsut—the daughter of a general who usurped Egypt's throne—was expected to bear the sons who would legitimize the reign of her father’s family. Broadway Books. Her failure to produce a male heir, however, paved the way for her improbable rule as a cross-dressing king.

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The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Civilizations

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Penguin Books #ad - This new historical atlas - richly illustrated with photographs, via Egypt, artwork recreations and full-colour maps - explores the world's earliest civilisations from the first farming settlements of Mesopotamia, to the civilisations of the Far East, Greece and Rome, Europe and America. Penguin Books.

Broadway Books. Informatively written, it plots the rise and fall of empires, and ideal for both students and the general reader, the nature of different societies and the evolution of technology.

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The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?

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Penguin Books #ad - Penguin Books. Yet for nearly all of its six million years of existence, human society had none of these things. Diamond doesn’t romanticize traditional societies—after all, we are shocked by some of their practices—but he finds that their solutions to universal human problems such as child rearing, dispute resolution, risk, elder care, and physical fitness have much to teach us.

Penguin Books. Provocative, enlightening, and entertaining, The World Until Yesterday is an essential and fascinating read. While the gulf that divides us from our primitive ancestors may seem unbridgeably wide, we can glimpse much of our former lifestyle in those largely traditional societies still or recently in existence.

. Societies like those of the new guinea highlanders remind us that it was only yesterday—in evolutionary time—when everything changed and that we moderns still possess bodies and social practices often better adapted to traditional than to modern conditions. The world until yesterday provides a mesmerizing firsthand picture of the human past as it had been for millions of years—a past that has mostly vanished—and considers what the differences between that past and our present mean for our lives today.

The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? #ad - This is jared diamond’s most personal book to date, Amazonian Indians, as he draws extensively from his decades of field work in the Pacific islands, Kalahari San people, as well as evidence from Inuit, and others. The bestselling author of collapse and guns, and steel, germs, germs and steel surveys the history of human societies to answer the question: What can we learn from traditional societies that can make the world a better place for all of us?“As he did in his Pulitzer Prize-winning Guns, Jared Diamond continues to make us think with his mesmerizing and absorbing new book.

Bookpagemost of us take for granted the features of our modern society, from air travel and telecommunications to literacy and obesity.

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The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt

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Crown #ad - Penguin Books. At just over twenty, the infant king, Hatshepsut out-maneuvered the mother of Thutmose III, for a seat on the throne, and ascended to the rank of pharaoh. Shrewdly operating the levers of power to emerge as Egypt's second female pharaoh, Hatshepsut was a master strategist, cloaking her political power plays in the veil of piety and sexual reinvention.

An engrossing biography of the longest-reigning female pharaoh in Ancient Egypt and the story of her audacious rise to power. Hatshepsut—the daughter of a general who usurped Egypt's throne—was expected to bear the sons who would legitimize the reign of her father’s family. She successfully negotiated a path from the royal nursery to the very pinnacle of authority, and her reign saw one of Ancient Egypt’s most prolific building periods.

The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt #ad - Constructing a rich narrative history using the artifacts that remain, noted Egyptologist Kara Cooney offers a remarkable interpretation of how Hatshepsut rapidly but methodically consolidated power—and why she fell from public favor just as quickly. The woman who would be king traces the unconventional life of an almost-forgotten pharaoh and explores our complicated reactions to women in power.

Penguin Books. Broadway Books. Her failure to produce a male heir, however, paved the way for her improbable rule as a cross-dressing king.

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Egyptian Mythology: A Guide to the Gods, Goddesses, and Traditions of Ancient Egypt

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Oxford University Press #ad - She discusses the nature of myths and the history of Egypt, from the predynastic to the postpharaonic period. Indeed, much early Egyptian mythology may have developed to explain the movement of these celestial bodies. For anyone who wants to know about anubis, or an explanation of the nun, the terrifying canine god who presided over the mummification of bodies and guarded burials, or Hathor, the golden goddess who helped women to give birth and the dead to be reborn, the primeval ocean from which all life came, Egyptian Mythology is the place to look.

Broadway Books. She provides a timeline covering the seven stages in the mythical history of Egypt and outlining the major events of each stage, such as the reign of the sun God. She explains that the usually cloudless skies made for a preoccupation with the stars and planets. Penguin Books. From stories of resurrected mummies and thousand-year-old curses to powerful pharaohs and the coveted treasures of the Great Pyramids, ancient Egypt has had an unfaltering grip on the modern imagination.

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She explains how egyptian culture developed around the flooding of the Nile, or the "inundation, " a phenomenon on which the whole welfare of the country depended, and how aspects of the inundation were personified as deities.

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The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?

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Viking #ad - A characteristically provocative, and entertaining book, enlightening, The World Until Yesterday will be essential and delightful reading. While the gulf that divides us from our primitive ancestors may seem unbridgeably wide, we can glimpse much of our former lifestyle in those largely traditional societies still or recently in existence.

Penguin Books. Broadway Books. Penguin Books. Oxford university Press USA. Societies like those of the new guinea highlanders remind us that it was only yesterday—in evolutionary time—when everything changed and that we moderns still possess bodies and social practices often better adapted to traditional than to modern conditions.

The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? #ad - The world until yesterday provides a mesmerizing firsthand picture of the human past as it had been for millions of years—a past that has mostly vanished—and considers what the differences between that past and our present mean for our lives today. This is jared diamond’s most personal book to date, Kalahari San people, as well as evidence from Inuit, as he draws extensively from his decades of field work in the Pacific islands, Amazonian Indians, and others.

. Most of us take for granted the features of our modern society, from air travel and telecommunications to literacy and obesity. Orders are despatched from our UK warehouse next working day. Yet for nearly all of its six million years of existence, human society had none of these things.

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Cleopatra: A Life

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Back Bay Books #ad - With antony she would attempt to forge a new empire, in an alliance that spelled both their ends. Famous long before she was notorious, Cleopatra has gone down in history for all the wrong reasons. Oxford university Press USA. Above all else, Cleopatra was a shrewd strategist and an ingenious negotiator. In a masterly return to the classical sources, Stacy Schiff boldly separates fact from fiction to rescue the magnetic queen whose death ushered in a new world order.

Cleopatra: A Life #ad - Penguin Books. She waged a brutal civil war against the first and poisoned the second; incest and assassination were family specialties. She had children by julius Caesar and Mark Antony, two of the most prominent Romans of the day. Her palace shimmered with onyx and gold but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue.

She was married twice, each time to a brother. Orders are despatched from our UK warehouse next working day. Back Bay Books. Her supple personality and the drama of her circumstances have been lost. Broadway Books. Penguin Books.

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The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt

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Thames & Hudson #ad - Penguin Books. 338 illustrations Broadway Books. The lives of pharaohs and commoners alike were dominated by the need to honor, and pacify the huge pantheon of deities, worship, from the benevolent to the malevolent. A comprehensive guide to the deities of ancient egypt: their origins and their central role in the lives of the Egyptian peopleWorshipped for over three-fifths of recorded history, Egypt’s gods and goddesses are among the most fascinating of human civilization.

Thames Hudson. The richness and complexity of their mythology is reflected in countless tributes throughout Egypt, from lavish tomb paintings and imposing temple reliefs to humble household shrines. This book examines the evolution, according to herodotus, worship, and made Egyptians, and eventual decline of the numerous gods and goddesses―from minor household figures such as Bes and Tawaret to the all-powerful deities Amun and Re―that made Egypt the most theocratic society of the ancient world, “more religious than any other people.

The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt #ad - Now available in paperback, with hundreds of illustrations and specially commissioned drawings, this title remains the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to the deities that lay at the heart of Egyptian religion and society. Orders are despatched from our UK warehouse next working day. Back Bay Books.

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The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

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Random House Trade Paperbacks #ad - . He is nimble at conveying the sumptuous pageantry and cultural sophistication of pharaonic Egypt. The new york Times Broadway Books. Penguin Books. A rich portrait of ancient Egypt’s complex evolution over the course of three millenniums. Los angeles times   named one of the best books of the year by the washington post • publishers weekly   in this landmark volume, one of the world’s most renowned Egyptologists tells the epic story of this great civilization, from its birth as the first nation-state to its absorption into the Roman Empire.

The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt #ad - Random House Trade. Wilkinson offers a highly readable, factually up-to-date account. The wall street journal   “Wilkinson writes with considerable verve. With a literary flair and a sense for a story well told, Mr. Penguin Books. New york times bestseller • “magisterial. Oxford university Press USA. Here are the legendary leaders: akhenaten, the “heretic king, the last of whom presided over the militarism, ” who with his wife Nefertiti brought about a revolution with a bold new religion; Tutankhamun, lawlessness, whose dazzling tomb would remain hidden for three millennia; and eleven pharaohs called Ramesses, and corruption that caused a political and societal decline.

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Ancient Egypt: A Concise Overview of the Egyptian History and Mythology Including the Egyptian Gods, Pyramids, Kings and Queens Ancient History

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Independently published #ad - While doing this, the ancient egyptians also used the opportunities of foreigners, such as the Greek settlers, to trade and learn more effective battle practices. Learning to adapt while keeping their traditions close enabled the Egyptians to strengthen their kingdom and keep a hold on their country for thousands of years, until it fell from the Roman invasion.

Through exploring the ancient egyptian ruins and tombs, battle tactics, dynasties, views of the afterlife, family, invasions from foreign kingdoms, we have been able to learn much about their way of life, religious beliefs, and more. Random House Trade. Penguin Books. Oxford university Press USA. Archaeologists and egyptologists have been studying the artifacts and ruins for centuries, and there is still much left to learn.

Ancient Egypt: A Concise Overview of the Egyptian History and Mythology Including the Egyptian Gods, Pyramids, Kings and Queens Ancient History #ad - While influences from greece and rome may have affected Egypt later on due to their long history of isolation of developing their social, and religious systems, political, they still stayed much the same and kept the essence of what was most important to them. Penguin Books. Explore the history and mythology of the Egyptian Kingdom!There are many mysteries of the ancient Egyptian empire and dynasties.

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