Gender and War: The Belligerence of Ancient Egyptian Queens

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Olga Zapletniuk

Speaker's Biography

Olga Zapletniuk holds a PhD in History from Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, Ukraine, and is a PhD candidate in Egyptology at Swansea University.

From: 18 May 2022, 7 p.m.
To: 18 May 2022, 8:30 p.m.
Location: Online Event - Please see description

The study of the military activity of women has become an important aspect of modern historical research. The ancient Egyptian women had been known to enjoy extensive legal rights in comparison with other regions of the ancient Near East, apart from war, which was considered as exclusively masculine domain. Being a female king of Egypt, or even a temporary regent, has always meant engaging in warfare or military propaganda, especially during the New Kingdom. However, this important aspect of the internal and foreign policy of female rulers is poorly documented. The main purpose of the lecture is to discuss the influence of queens on the military history of Ancient Egypt.

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