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Queen, Empress, Concubine: Fifty Women Rulers from the Queen of Sheba to Catherine the Great - Claudia Gold
Queen, Empress, Concubine: Fifty Women Rulers from the Queen of Sheba to Catherine the Great
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The number of women who have ruled as queens or empresses, or governed as presidents or prime ministers, remains but a small subset of the total of those who have attained ultimate political power. But this elite group of women, who - through dynastic succession, democratic election or other... show more
The number of women who have ruled as queens or empresses, or governed as presidents or prime ministers, remains but a small subset of the total of those who have attained ultimate political power. But this elite group of women, who - through dynastic succession, democratic election or other means - have reached the heights of political and ceremonial leadership, includes some of the most influential and charismatic figures of world history. Queen, Empress, Concubine paints vivid portraits of the lives of 50 extraordinary women who have held positions of executive or ceremonial power throughout history, from the Queen of Sheba to Margaret Thatcher. Each biographical profile sets its subject clearly in the culture and context of its time, enabling author Claudia Gold not only to tell the stories of 50 courageous and fiercely independent women, but also to provide a fascinating and informative alternative social history of the last 3500 years.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781847241917 (1847241913)
Publisher: Quercus
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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4.0 Queen, Empress, Concubine
Interesting and informative book about 50 influential women of the past and present--starting with Egyptian Queen, Hatshepsut, and ending with former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto. T he mini-bios are surprisingly well fleshed out--in my opinion, at any rate--for the amount of space th...
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