Myth, Religion, and Mother Right Selected Writings of Johann Jakob Bachofen

ISBN-10: 0691017972
ISBN-13: 9780691017976
Edition: 1967
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Description: The Swiss thinker J. J. Bachofen is most often connected with his theory of matriarchy, or "mother right," but that concept is only a small part of his contribution to our understanding of cultural history. This book includes an autobiographical  More...

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List price: $47.95
Copyright year: 1967
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 7/15/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

The Swiss thinker J. J. Bachofen is most often connected with his theory of matriarchy, or "mother right," but that concept is only a small part of his contribution to our understanding of cultural history. This book includes an autobiographical essay and selections fromAn Essay on Ancient Mortuary Symbolism, Mother Right,andThe Myth of Tanaquil.

Editorial Note
List of Plates
Preface
Introduction
My Life in Retrospect
From An Essay on Ancient Mortuary Symbolism
Foreword
The Three Mystery Eggs
The Eggs at the Circus
Sanctum and Sacrum
The Lamp in the Myth of Amor and Psyche
Symbol and Myth
Ocnus the Rope Plaiter
From Mother Right
Introduction
Lycia
Athens
Lemnos
Egypt
India
Lesbos
From The Myth of Tanaquil
Introduction
Notes
Bibliography
Sources
J. J. Bachofen: Selected Bibliography
List of Works Cited
Indexes
General Index
Glossarial Index

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