Independent Bookselling for Independent Minds
Max Adams presents Unquiet Women
Thursday 29th November, 7:30pm, Cogito Books
Max is a knowledgeable, engaging speaker and his talks are always entertaining. Unquiet Women is Max's project to redress the imbalance inherent in historical narrative. Over the years, his students have repeatedly asked him where the women are in history and assumed that women in history were either queens, nuns or totally invisible. Here, Max explores some remarkable, but little-known, women living between the last days of Rome and the Enlightenment. Noblewomen, explorers, philosophers all feature among the fifty odd stories in this book, offering a window into the lives of women across a dozen centuries and opening our eyes to the fact that women were not entirely invisible before the 19th century.
Join us for what is sure to be a superb evening as Max introduces us to his selection of the women who have been neglected by history. Tickets £5, available from the bookshop.