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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Johann Jakob Bachofen

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And you get plenty of ‘right to the source’ in his citations. After finishing high school with honors, Bachofen went on to study law and sciences in the universities of Berlin and Gottingen.

If it is torn away from him by feebler hands, other aspects of human nature bacuofen have been at work, deeper powers must have made their influence felt. Inhe resigned his professorial position after being accused of obtaining this position solely due to his higher social standing.

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Johann Jakob Bachofen – New World Encyclopedia

Johann Jakob Bachofen was a Swiss antiquarian, jurist and anthropologist, and professor for Roman law at the University of Basel. 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. Write a customer review. Next Johann Jakob Froberger. 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 history.

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There is still another reason why myth demonstrates the authenticity of mother right. Myth, Religion, and Mother Right: Bachofen started to focus his career on research in the s.

Page xxvii – Verstand: My Life in Retrospect. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. It unfolds in a series of outwardly connected actions what the symbol embodies in a unity. A Study of the Play-Element in Culture.

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There was one contemporary of Bachofen who supported his work. The Swiss thinker J. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

He learns that he is not of the same clan as his tama, that his totemic appellation is different, and that it is identical with that of his mother. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Alexis Giraud-Teulon, an anthropologist from Genevawas a great admirer of his ideas on the importance of matriarchies in ancient societies.

They corresponded by letter, and Giraud-Teulon developed his own version of Bachofen’s theory which regarded nother 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.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. This article needs additional citations for verification. He says, “Myth is the exegesis of the symbol.



Johann Jakob Bachofen – Wikipedia

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And while the author’s ‘conviction’ was misplaced in some critical spots; he brought out enough so that, sifted through, the solid nuggets rigut value pan out. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

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. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. Bachofen assembled documentation demonstrating that motherhood is the source of human society, religion, morality, and decorum. This article abides by terms of the Creative Commons CC-by-sa 3.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Friedrich Engels analysed Bachofen’s views as follows: He analyzed myths and archaeological artifacts in order to reconstruct the social landscape of the ancient world.

Johann Jakob BachofenJoseph Campbell. This book includes an autobiographical essay and selections from An Essay on Ancient Mortuary 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. Already inat the age of 23, he finished his doctoral studies.