An English Translation of Bachofen's Mutterrecht (Mother Right) (1861)
A Study of the Religious and Juridical Aspects of Gynecocracy in the Ancient WorldeBook - 2007
Mutterrecht (Mother Right) by Johann Jakob Bachofen was the seminal document of the 19th century concerning the role of women in ancient societies. Bachofen documented that motherhood is the source of human society, religion, morality, and decency in societies including Lycia, Crete, Greece, Egypt, India, Central Asia, Northern Africa, and Spain. He concluded the work by connecting ancient mother right with Christianity. Bachofen's theory of cultural evolution incited a virtual 'mother-mania' among ethnologists, social philosophers, and even writers, among them Lewis Henry Morgan, Friedrich En.
Publisher: Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, 2007
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Alternative Title: Mother right