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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January Learn how and when to remove this template message. 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. He postulated an archaic “mother-right” within the context of a primeval Matriarchal religion or Urreligion. Bachofrn Options Sign in.

The most elementary spadework remains to be done, for the culture period to which mother right pertains has never been seriously studied. Bachofen is most often connected with gight theory of matriarchy, or “mother right,” but that concept is only a small part of his contribution to our understanding of cultural history. Popular passages Page xxix – So far tama does not differ essentially from “father” in our sense. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. His work brought attention to the religious veneration of goddesses such as Aphrodite and Demeterprominent in ancient cultures.


Already in mothrr, at the age of 23, he finished his doctoral studies. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Johann Jakob Bachofen

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. He concluded the work by connecting archaic “mother right” with the Christian veneration of the Virgin Mary.

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. If it is torn away from him by feebler hands, other aspects of human nature must have been at work, deeper powers must have made their influence felt. To cite this article click here for a list of acceptable citing formats. Makes clear morher thoughts that have not been explored mofher before. They represent not fictions but historical realities.

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Learn more about Amazon Prime. Write a customer review. His work eventually inspired several generations of ethnologistssocial philosophers, and writers: See and discover other items: The Three Mystery Eggs.

There is still another reason why myth demonstrates the authenticity of mother right.

But as soon as the child begins to grow up and take an interest in things outside the affairs of the household and its own immediate needs, certain complications arise, and change the meaning of tama for him.


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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. And while the author’s ‘conviction’ was misplaced in some critical spots; he brought out enough so that, sifted through, the solid nuggets of value pan out. When the Drummers Were Women: Excellent documentation of matriarch Her-story. The Swiss thinker J. Showing of 10 reviews. 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.

Seems to me, anyway. From The Myth of Tanaquil. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. The Fear of the Gachofen.

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. English Choose a language for shopping. The Eggs at the Circus. The Lamp in the Myth of Amor and Psyche. Bachofen’s Das Mutterrecht proposed four phases of cultural evolution which absorbed each other:. He undertook several long journeys to ItalyFranceSpainand Greecewhere he studied ancient civilizations.