Who Cooked the Last Supper?: The Women's History of the World

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Men dominate history because men write history. There have been many heroes, but no heroines. This is the book that overturns that "phallusy of history," giving voice to the true history of the world — which, always and forever, must include the contributions of millions of unsung women. Here is the history you never learned — but should have!

Without politics or polemics, this brilliant and witty book overturns centuries of preconceptions to restore women to their rightful ...

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Overview

Men dominate history because men write history. There have been many heroes, but no heroines. This is the book that overturns that "phallusy of history," giving voice to the true history of the world — which, always and forever, must include the contributions of millions of unsung women. Here is the history you never learned — but should have!

Without politics or polemics, this brilliant and witty book overturns centuries of preconceptions to restore women to their rightful place at the center of culture, revolution, empire, war, and peace. Spiced with tales of individual women who have shaped civilization, celebrating the work and lives of women around the world, distinguished by a wealth of research, Who Cooked the Last Supper? redefines our concept of historical reality.

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"One of the best [books on women's history]. . . detailed, witty, balanced, and inexorable."
— A.S. Byatt

"Since Miles looks back in anger it is fortunate she also possesses a sense of humor....Her book has been written to alleviate a genuine injustice, the ignoring of women's roles in history."
— Antonia Fraser

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A Woman's Place There may have been only men sitting at the table, but Who Cooked the Last Supper? asks writer Rosalind Miles (I, Elizabeth; Guenevere, Queen of the Summer Country). Bent on setting the record straight, Miles offers a keen and passionate look at women's contributions to civilizations from hunter-gatherer societies to the present, shining a spotlight into neglected corners as well as on familiar figures: who knew, for example, that Florence Nightingale defied a military commander and, wielding a hammer, broke into a locked storeroom after he refused to give her medical supplies? Readers will delight in this rebel-rousing read, previously published in 1990 by HarperPerennial as The Women's History of the World. ( Apr. 10) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780609806951
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/10/2001
  • Edition description: 1ST THREE
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 367,055
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 7.96 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

Rosalind Miles, Ph.D., is a well-known and critically acclaimed English novelist, essayist, lecturer, and BBC broadcaster. Educated at Oxford and the Universities of Leicester and Birmingham, she is the founder of the Center for Women's Studies at Coventry Polytechnic in England. Her novels, including Guenevere, Queen of the Summer Country and The Knight of the Sacred Lake, have been international bestsellers. She divides her time between homes in England and California. Her website address is www.rosalind.net.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2005

    'The Greatest Story Never Told'

    This book changed my entire outlook on the world and society, as well as history, I recomend it to all women, especially those who are malcontent with the world around them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2005

    An Excellent Read!

    a book which puts women to their rightful place in history.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2002

    GREAT BOOK!!!

    It opened my eyes!

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