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A History of the World with the Women Put Back in

By Kerstin Lücker, Ute Daenschel

9780750989091

ISBN: 9780750989091

Published: 02-09-2019


A History of the World with the Women Put Back in

By Kerstin Lücker, Ute Daenschel

ISBN: 9780750989091

Published: 02-09-2019

About This Book

We’ve all heard of Cleopatra and Lucrezia Borgia and Joan of Arc. What about those women who made history who we may not have ever heard of? The Chinese empress Wu Zetian, who helped spread Buddhism through China, the Byzantine empress Theodora, originally a circus artist, or Mathilde of Canossa, one of the most powerful women in the Middle Ages. We learn about these women and more, from the Suffragettes and Ada Lovelace through to Margaret Hamilton, who wrote the Apollo moon landing guidance software and was only recognised decades later. This book tells the history of the world – with a difference. It reminds us that throughout the ages there were generations of unsung women: their place in history, whether minor or major, has often been underplayed and forgotten. It’s a book to read together with your children, or for intelligent adults to read for themselves to broaden their understanding of history and how we record and understand the events that happened around the world. It has the potential to become a classic.

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