- Publisher: Doubleday (November 1973)
- ISBN-10: 0385007337
- ISBN-13: 978-0385007337
- Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 3.9 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,723,424 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Mothers and Amazons Paperback – November, 1973
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A must-read for anyone interested in the Feminine - Earthly and Divine, Goddess and Empress, Priestess and Warrior. email@example.com
She wrote in the Preface to this 1930 book, "This is the first feminine history of culture. It endeavors to remain as one-sided as possible, one-sided in that direction which has never so far enjoyed a graphic representation... Unfortunately, it was not possible to include exhaustive notes or a bibliography... Two personalities are responsible for the best portion of this work: for its depth, it was J.J. Bachofen, the great discoverer of matriarchal society [Myth, Religion, and Mother Right]; its ethnographic breadth was added by Robert Briffault [The Mothers, Abridged Edition]." (Pg. ixx-xxi) Later, she concludes that "Bachofen's greatness... [lay] in his manner of tracing matriarchy through all of its many faces in the diverse realms scattered all over the earth." (Pg. 215)
She states, "The religious structure of every era contains its most vital and fundamentally true elements. This religious structure confers the realities of power. Veneration of woman as a goddess would have been incompatible with making her a slave on earth." (Pg.Read more ›