Uppity Women of Ancient Times

Uppity Women of Ancient Times

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by Vicki Leon, Leon
     
 

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In a witty and informative way, Vicki Leon profiles 150 women who made their mark around the Mediterranean between 2800 B.C. and 450 A.D.--3,200 years of history from a female vantage point. Among those featured are the Assyrian queen of Babylon who is credited with inventing trousers and the Queen of Kish who began her career as a bar owner. Photos & illustrations.  See more details below

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In a witty and informative way, Vicki Leon profiles 150 women who made their mark around the Mediterranean between 2800 B.C. and 450 A.D.--3,200 years of history from a female vantage point. Among those featured are the Assyrian queen of Babylon who is credited with inventing trousers and the Queen of Kish who began her career as a bar owner. Photos & illustrations.

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Patricia Monaghan
Okay, you've heard of Sappho, Nefertiti, maybe even the pharaoh Hatshepsut and the warrior queen Tomyris. But what about the murderous Macedonian queen Arsinoe, the Talmudic teacher Beruria, the Greek priestess Lysimache, or Audata-Eurydice, Philip of Macedon's horse-riding Illyrian queen? And then there is Kisaya, a Sumerian slave who sued for the right to choose her own husband. Leon has collected hundreds of historical women's names and the facts about the lives of those who bore them. Where very little is known, she fleshes out the text with fascinating cultural tidbits. Rendered in a zippy tone, such stuff makes delightful reading.

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ISBN-13:
9781567312492
Publisher:
MJF Books
Publication date:
11/01/1997
Pages:
239
Product dimensions:
7.43(w) x 7.33(h) x 0.81(d)

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Uppity Women of Ancient Times 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Vicki Leon did a wonderful job unearthing treasured tidbits of information about women long ago forgotten. The tales are told in easy to understand language, and are concise. Each tale is short so it was nice to spend a few minutes at a time reading it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I always wondered what strong women in history were really like. You knew they had to be around to lead the way, but were rarely mentioned in our history books. This book helps fill in the gaps. It is a great gift for our daughters and young people who need to know that women have been a strong force from the beginning of time. Buy it for your favorite teacher or treat yourself to a chuckle.