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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The history of earlier contributions by wikipedians is accessible to researchers here: Credit is due under the terms of this license that can reference both the New World Encyclopedia contributors and the selfless volunteer contributors of the Wikimedia Foundation. His masterwork Das Mutterrecht was published inbut it went mostly unnoticed.

They corresponded by letter, and Giraud-Teulon developed his own version of Bachofen’s theory which regarded the matriarchal phase not as a general stage of societal development but as a special appearance which can be traced only to certain pre-Indo-European cultures. List of Works Cited. Page xxvii – Verstand: Retrieved from ” https: Thus, Bachofen’s work can be understood as an important precursor of twentieth century theories of matriarchy that still echo today, such as the Old European culture postulated by Marija Gimbutas, and the field of feminist theology and “Matriarchal Studies” in feminism.

The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory, — His father had a ribbon factory and was a descendant from a long line of merchants. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

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References to this book Of marriage eight the market: He learns that he is mothwr of the same clan as his tama, that his totemic appellation is different, and that it is identical with that of his mother.

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I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Account Options Sign in. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. He was also able to show that in different societies marriage and family took different forms, and that societies developed from matriarchalin early societies, toward predominantly patriarchalin Bachofen’s time. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

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 mothee. It unfolds in a series of outwardly connected actions what the symbol embodies in a unity. This book includes an autobiographical essay and selections from An Essay on Ancient Mortuary Politics and social sciences Anthropologists Credited.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. As has been noted by Joseph Campbell in Occidental Mythology and others, Bachofen’s theories stand in radical opposition to the Aryan origin theories of religion, culture and society, and both Campbell and writers such as Evola have suggested that Bachofen’s theories only adequately explain the development of religion among the pre-Aryan cultures of the Mediterranean and the Levant, and possibly Southern Asia, but that a separate, patriarchal development existed among the Aryan tribes which conquered Europe and parts of Asia.

Johann Jakob Bachofen

He postulated an archaic “mother-right” within the context of a primeval Matriarchal religion or Urreligion. Amazonism, despite its savage degeneration, signifies an appreciable rise in human culture. He was particularly interested in the nature and proper method of the study of history, a topic that would occupy his thoughts until the end of his life.

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Johann Jakob Bachofen was a Swiss antiquarian, jurist and anthropologist, and professor for Roman law at the University of Basel. The bachogen of motyer Amazons and Bellerophon are real and not poetic.

Nevertheless, at a time when patriarchal societies dominated, the need to bring out the feminine aspect of God and human beings was real. Page xlvii – The progress from the maternal to the paternal conception rght man forms the most important turning point in the history of the relations between the sexes.

It was in these years mther he began studying history. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. Myth, Religion, and Mother Right: Bachofen liked solitude and never had many friends. The law of nature confers the scepter of power on the stronger. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

From the Back Cover 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. Buy the selected items together This item: Opens your mind to new things to think about.