An English Translation of Bachofen's Mutterrecht (mother Right) (1861): v. 3 - A Study of the Religious and Juridical Aspects of Gynecocracy in the An
By: Johann Jakob Bachofen (author), David Partenheimer (translator)Hardback
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Besides being a scholarly work, "Mother Right" is a myth in its own right about the struggle of human beings to overcome materialism and barbarity. Bachofen does not simply contrapose the material and spiritual, but rather he shows their complex relationship and the social dynamics they induce. "Mother Right" provides a mythological and symbolic framework for understanding such trends in our society as feminism, consumerism, populist democracy, and statism.
Acknowledgements; Translator's Introduction; India and Central Asia; XCIII - Candace as a Meroitic-Indian Character; XCIV - Accounts of gynecocracies in India and Central Asia; XCVII - Comparison of the myth of Candace with the rivalry between the Kurus and the Pandus in the Indian epic, Mahabharata; XCVIII - Exaltation of mother right among the Persians; XCIX - Amazonianism in Central Asia; C - Chinese Accounts of matriarchies in Tibet of Northern India, in the southern Deccan Plan, and the region of Bactria; Orchomenus and the Minyans; CI - Myth of the Orchomenian O[lambda][epsilon][iota]=[alpha][iota] [murderesses] in contrast to Minyan mother right and Dionysian religion; CV - Religious significance of the Argonauts and their association with gynecocracy; CVI - Voyage of the Argonauts as the encounter between the Apollonian-Orphic mysteries and the Colchian-Indian cult of Helios; CIX - Manifestations and consequences of the intrinsic affinity between the Bacchic cult and the feminine temperament; CX - Erotic evolution of the Dionysian lifestyle among women and its general impact on ancient cultures; CXI - Description of the various levels of Dionysian masculinity from the lowest Poseidonian to the highest solar; CXII - Formation of Dionysian and Apollonian paternity; CXVII - Higher levels of adoption; Works Cited; References; Index.
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