The Queen of Sheba’s Round Table is in no way intended as an imitation or gender sensitive counterpart of King Arthur’s famous colloquium but is a virtual meeting of spiritually noble ladies presenting their illustrious life stories.
The purpose of the study is to present women from real life in the most natural and comprehensible way possible, nevertheless relying on documented texts. The activities and ideologies of the heroines participating in this unique albeit imaginary meeting are microscoped for particular features that would explain their outstanding achievements, believed to be in some way or other inheritable and thus transferable to further eligible candidates. The accounts are interspersed with questions raised by the listening participants, intended to reflect the opinion of the author.
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2004. 238 pp.
Contents: A survey of latest genetics – The legendary role of the hoopoe – The riddles of Solomon – The Ark of the
Covenant – Jewish origin in Ethiopia – A woman’s correspondence with the Pope – The importance of women in the creation of
religions – Women as founders of universities – Heroines and alleged traitors.