The Living Goddesses / Edition 1

The Living Goddesses / Edition 1

by Marija Gimbutas
     
 


"The quintessence of decades of research. . . . It excellently illustrates the various manifestations of the Goddess in the Minoan world and in ancient Greece, among the Etruscans and the Basques, in Celtic, Germanic, and Baltic religion. . . . For sure, the ideas of Marija Gimbutas about the 'Old European' civilization are controversial, but they are built on… See more details below

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"The quintessence of decades of research. . . . It excellently illustrates the various manifestations of the Goddess in the Minoan world and in ancient Greece, among the Etruscans and the Basques, in Celtic, Germanic, and Baltic religion. . . . For sure, the ideas of Marija Gimbutas about the 'Old European' civilization are controversial, but they are built on strong arguments and valid bases, which make it indispensable for her dissident colleagues to take heed of her writings."—Edgar Polomé, Editor of the Journal of Indo-European Studies

"The overall view of 'Old Europe' Marija Gimbutas presents is not only readable but spellbinding. . . . Archaeological findings, folklore, and historical texts, including images and texts from ancient Greece and the ancient Near East, are drawn on, and together they produce a coherent, seamless imagery."—Kees Bolle, University of California, Los Angeles

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520229150
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
01/12/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
306
Sales rank:
994,602
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Editor's Preface
Acknowledgments
Editor's Introduction
Pt. IReligion in Prepatriarchal Europe1
1Images of Goddesses and Gods3
2Symbols, Signs, and Sacred Script43
3The Tomb and the Womb55
4Temples72
5Sacred Stone and Wood Ceremonial Centers99
6Matrilineal Social Structure as Mirrored in Religion and Myth112
Pt. IIThe Living Goddesses127
7The Minoan Religion in Crete131
8The Greek Religion151
9The Etruscan Religion165
10The Basque Religion172
11The Celtic Religion176
12The Germanic Religion188
13The Baltic Religion197
Editor's Afterword215
Editor's Notes217
Glossary231
Selected Bibliography235
Index261

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