Joséphine (Word Revel)'s Reviews > When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt

When Women Ruled the World by Kara Cooney
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Actual rating: 3.5 stars

Initial thoughts: I found When Women Ruled the World an entertaining yet educational read for on the go. I was very intrigued by the title, of course, and appreciated the focus of this book: women who became pharaos of Egypt.

Sadly, there isn't a lot of historical material available to back up their lives. A lot of artefacts and records were destroyed, presumably because they were female rulers. This led to a lot of conjecture on the author's part.

I'm sure that as an egyptologist, she knew a lot that helped her make educated guesses about the lives of these women in ancient Egypt. That's the thing though, they're still guesses trying to fill very, very large gaps in history. These conjectures were not only about how history panned out but also about their personal motivations. Those are huge liberties to take while looking through our modern cultural lens in a work of non-fiction.
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Reading Progress

January 18, 2019 – Started Reading
January 18, 2019 – Shelved
January 23, 2019 – Finished Reading
February 4, 2019 – Shelved as: format-audiobooks
February 19, 2019 – Shelved as: text-non-fiction
February 19, 2019 – Shelved as: target-adult
February 19, 2019 – Shelved as: published-2018
February 19, 2019 – Shelved as: read-2019
February 19, 2019 – Shelved as: zzz-read-2019-01
February 19, 2019 – Shelved as: 3-stars-and-half
February 19, 2019 – Shelved as: history
February 19, 2019 – Shelved as: feminism
February 19, 2019 – Shelved as: ancient-egypt
February 19, 2019 – Shelved as: ancient-history
February 19, 2019 – Shelved as: pharaos
February 19, 2019 – Shelved as: writers-american
February 19, 2019 – Shelved as: leadership
February 19, 2019 – Shelved as: betrayal
February 19, 2019 – Shelved as: family-problems
February 19, 2019 – Shelved as: family-myth
February 19, 2019 – Shelved as: family
February 19, 2019 – Shelved as: royalty
February 19, 2019 – Shelved as: power

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