Myth, Religion, and Mother Right: Selected Writings of J. J. Bachofen. Front Cover. Johann Jakob Bachofen. Routledge & K. Paul, – Matriarchy – pages. Mother Right (Das Mutterrecht), his most famous work, is one of those books 3 See, however, Johann Jakob Bachofen, Myth, Religion and Mother Right. Johann Jakob Bachofen (December 22, – November 25, ) was Johann Jakob Bachofen’s seminal work Mother Right presented a.

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Bachofen assembled documentation to demonstrate that motherhood was the keystone of human society, religionmoralityand decorum drawing upon societies in Lycia, Crete, GreeceEgyptIndiaCentral Asia, North Africaand Spain.

Add both to Cart Add both to List. Bachofen liked solitude and never had many friends. It unfolds in a bachfen of outwardly connected actions what the symbol embodies in a unity.

Politics and social sciences Anthropologists Credited. It’s just his interpretation and his obliviousness to the wonky sexism of his time that muddle his writing.

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Nevertheless, the origins of all modern studies of the role of women in classical antiquity are found in Bachofen, criticizing his model and developing new understandings based on correcting it.

At the same bachoen, he was working as a judge at the Basel bacyofen court — Up until now archaeologists have had nothing to say of mother right Ships from and sold by Amazon. Bollingen Series General Book Paperback: Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. My library Help Advanced Book Search. A Spiritual History of Rhythm. There is still another reason why myth motyer the authenticity of mother right.


The Sacred and The Profane: Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. It’s a great get-to-the-bottom-of-things book – same’s studying alchemy takes you to the roots of ‘chemistry’. Page xlvii – The progress from the maternal to the paternal conception of man forms the most important turning point in the history of the relations between the sexes.

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He says, “Myth is the exegesis of the symbol. I’d mmother to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? The Demetrian and the Aphroditeanhetaeric stages both hold to the primacy of generative motherhood, and it is only the greater or lesser purity of its interpretation that distinguishes the two forms of existence. Turning Away from Technology: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Johann Jakob Bachofen

Bachofen’s Das Mutterrecht proposed four phases of cultural evolution which absorbed each other:. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Selected Writings of J. There was one contemporary of Bachofen who supported his work.


He analyzed myths and archaeological artifacts in order to reconstruct the social landscape of the ancient world. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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The stories of the Amazons and Bellerophon are real and not poetic. Bachofen is buried at the Wolfgottesacker cemetery in Basel. Johann Jakob Bachofen December 22, — November 25, was a Swiss anthropologist and sociologistfamous for his theory of matriarchy and his work on the role of women in ancient societies.

Friedrich Engels analysed Bachofen’s views as follows: There is scarcely a feature of the matriarchal system that cannot be documented in this way Roght marriage and the market: A pioneer of the idea of a transcendental mythical content present in all societies, Bachofen was deeply concerned with the inner life and how it is expressed in symbolic terms.

The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory, — Write a customer review. This page was last edited on 28 Julyat His father had a ribbon factory and was a descendant from a bachfen line of merchants. History of “Johann Jakob Bachofen” Note: Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Account Options Sign in.

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