How women ruled ancient Peru: Historian argues fearsome female leaders wielded as much power and political influence as their male counterparts



Ancient Peru was dominated by fearsome female monarchs who wielded as much power as their male counterparts for thousands of years.
Research suggests women in pre-Columbian Peru played a vital role in tribal politics and were not 'left out' of governing decisions as some historians believe.
Previous studies have suggested high-ranking women in ancient Peru were mere 'priestesses' who, while skilled and highly valued, held little political influence.
But in a new book 'Woman, power and food in ancient Peru', historian Maritza Villavicencio suggests that sexist attitudes within the research... read more

 
4 April 2018 in Science &Technology, Views: 192
Source: Daily Mail
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