There have always been women in the ancient past who transcended gender expectations and rose to dominate the headlines of history. How did they do it? Some were born to power and exerted it brilliantly like Empress Wu of China or Sorkhaktani, Queen of the Mongols. Others were angry and fought back, sometimes on the battlefield, like Boudicca of Britain and sometimes politically like Empress Pulcheria of Byzantium. Some women found authority in religion from monastic founders like Radegund of France to religious warriors like Joan of Arc. Finally, some women are remembered for their intellectual achievements like Hypatia of Alexandria or Lady Murasake of Japan. There are many paths to fame, and ancient women proudly walked them. In this lecture, you will meet some of these powerful women and hear their stories.
Instructor: Joyce E. Salisbury who is Professor Emerita of History from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. She is author of many books and most recently has written and recorded courses for Great Courses and Audible, including “Warriors, Queens, and Intellectuals: 36 Great Women before 1400” and “Ten Women Who Ruled the Renaissance.”
Note: All attendees who ask a relevant question of our instructor toward the end of the program will be entered in a drawing to win a two (2) "Historic Women Who Dared" stemless Wine Glasses. Toast to women who dared to challenge social norms and push for progress, including Marie Curie & Susan B. Anthony.
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