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An English Translation of Bachofen's Mutterrecht (mother Right) (1861)

A Study of the Religious and Juridical Aspects of Gynecocracy in the Ancient World "Orchomenus and the Minyan's" and "India and Central Asia". v. 3

By (author) Johann Jakob Bachofen
Translated by David Partenheimer
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 31st May 2006
Dimensions: w 150mm h 230mm
ISBN-10: 0773458832
ISBN-13: 9780773458833
Barcode No: 9780773458833
Synopsis
Besides being a scholarly work, "Mother Right" is a myth in its own right about the struggle of human beings to overcome materialism and barbarity. Bachofen does not simply contrapose the material and spiritual, but rather he shows their complex relationship and the social dynamics they induce. "Mother Right" provides a mythological and symbolic framework for understanding such trends in our society as feminism, consumerism, populist democracy, and statism.

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