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Women who ruled: A biographical encyclopedia

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Throughout the ages, women have traditionally held the distaff. Yet an historical handful have also wielded the scepter, commanding either from recognized seats of power or ruling de facto. In this lively biographical encyclopedia, the lives of 360 women rulers have been carefully reconstructed, ranging across history from Egypt's extremely able female pharaoh Hatshepsut ( ...more
Unknown Binding, 192 pages
Published February 15th 1998 by Barnes & Noble Books (first published November 1990)
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Athena
Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: students, the curious
Shelves: at-library, history
Women Who Ruled contains about 350 biographical entries on women rulers, organized alphabetically and ranging from ancient through modern times, and includes Asian, African, European and American subjects: this book is an outstanding contribution to historical literature. Documentation is meticulous and thorough, and there are fine notes and bibliography sections for further research.

Although the biographies are brief, with some being only the name and approximate dates of various rulers, I hig
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