Review: The Good Kings: Absolute Power in Ancient Egypt and the Modern World by Kara Cooney

In this book Cooney discusses five ancient Egyptian pharaohs: Khufu, Senworsret III, Akenhaten, Ramses II, and Taharqa. She talks about their reigns and how they ruled. She also discusses the patriarchy and how it influenced these men and continues to influence us today. After reading Cooney’s previous two books, I was excited to get my … More Review: The Good Kings: Absolute Power in Ancient Egypt and the Modern World by Kara Cooney

Review: Powerful Women Who Ruled the Ancient World by Kara Cooney

This audiobook is broken down into twelve lectures that discuss women in power in the ancient world, what power is, the different types of power there are and people in power are viewed and remembered differently because of their sex.  Kara Cooney does an amazing job at breaking down the history of women in power … More Review: Powerful Women Who Ruled the Ancient World by Kara Cooney

Review: When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt by Kara Cooney

After listening to Dr. Cooney’s previous book, The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut’s Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt, I knew I wanted to read this book as soon as possible. I got it on audiobook and now here we are. This book focuses on six queens who ruled Egypt: Merneith, Neferusobek, Hatshepsut, Nefertiti, … More Review: When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt by Kara Cooney

Review: The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut’s Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt by Kara Cooney

This book presents a fascinating and new perspective on the life of Hatshepsut and her rule as King. This is a biography of Hatshepsut’s life and how she came into power. Since there is first hand source material from Ancient Egypt isn’t common, Cooney is very clear that most of this is speculation and she … More Review: The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut’s Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt by Kara Cooney