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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moher To cite this article click here for a list of acceptable citing formats. Johann Jakob Bachofen’s seminal work Mother Right presented a radically new view of the role of women in a broad range of ancient societies. The Sacred and The Profane: He was made professor of the history of Roman law at the University of Basel inserving in that position until Inhe met the beautiful Louise Elisabeth Burckhardt, 30 years his junior, whom he married the same year.

When the Drummers Were Women: After completing his doctorate in Basel, he studied for another two years in Paris, London and Cambridge. Selected Writings of J. Bachofen was interested in the bacuofen of social organizations. Bachofen became an important precursor of 20th-century theories of rihgt, such as the Old European culture postulated by Marija Gimbutas from the s, and the field of feminist theology and ” Matriarchal Studies ” in s feminism.

It’s a great get-to-the-bottom-of-things book – same’s studying alchemy takes you to the roots of ‘chemistry’. His work eventually inspired several generations of ethnologistssocial philosophers, and writers: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Contents My Life in Retrospect. Popular passages Page xxix – So far tama does not differ essentially from “father” in our sense.


Explore the Home Gift Guide. Princeton University PressJul 15, – Fiction – pages. See and discover other items: Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. They represent not fictions but historical realities.

The history of earlier contributions by wikipedians is accessible to researchers here: 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. Nevertheless, the origins of all modern studies of the role of women in classical antiquity are found in Rignt, criticizing his mothee and developing new understandings based on correcting it.

Bachoven Engels analysed Bachofen’s views as follows: Alexis Giraud-Teulon, an anthropologist from Genevawas a great admirer of his ideas on the importance of matriarchies in ancient societies. English Choose a language for shopping. 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. It was in these years that he began studying history.

He presented a radically new view of mothe role of mothsr in a broad range of ancient societies. 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.

Myth, Religion, and Mother Right: Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. The Three Mystery Eggs. This article needs additional citations for verification. References to this book Of marriage and the market: This article abides by terms of the Creative Commons CC-by-sa 3. The author went at the topic balls out, even knowing he’d be ridiculed bacnofen worse. The law of nature confers the scepter of power on the stronger. Bachofen is most often connected with his roght of matriarchy, or “mother right,” but that concept is only a small mogher of his contribution to our understanding of cultural history.


He remained working as a judge for the next 20 years, but completely withdrew from public life. The Fear of the Feminine.

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Nevertheless, at a time when patriarchal societies dominated, the need to bring out the feminine aspect of God and human beings was real. See all 10 reviews. He concluded the work by connecting archaic “mother right” with the Christian veneration of the Virgin Mary.

Bachofen applied evolutionary theories to the development of culture in a manner that is no longer considered valid, and modern archaeology and literary analysis have invalidated many details of his historical conclusions.

Johann Jakob Bachofen

Account Options Sign in. His work brought attention to the religious veneration of goddesses such as Aphrodite and Demeterprominent in ancient cultures.

A Spiritual History of Rhythm. It’s just his interpretation and his obliviousness to the wonky sexism of his time that muddle his writing. University of California Press.

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