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

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

A Study of the Religious and Juridical Aspects of Gynecocracy in the Ancient World

eBook - 2007
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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
ISBN: 9780773411401
0773411402
0773458832
9780773458833
0773462988
9780773462984
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Partenheimer, David 1949-
Alternative Title: Mother right

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