The Living Goddesses / Edition 1

The Living Goddesses / Edition 1

by Marija Gimbutas
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520229150

ISBN-13: 9780520229150

Pub. Date: 01/12/2001

Publisher: University of California Press

The Living Goddesses crowns a lifetime of innovative, influential work by one of the twentieth century's most remarkable scholars. Marija Gimbutas wrote and taught with rare clarity her original - and originally shocking - interpretation of prehistoric European civilization. Gimbutas flew in the face of contemporary archaeology when she reconstructed through her…  See more details below

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The Living Goddesses crowns a lifetime of innovative, influential work by one of the twentieth century's most remarkable scholars. Marija Gimbutas wrote and taught with rare clarity her original - and originally shocking - interpretation of prehistoric European civilization. Gimbutas flew in the face of contemporary archaeology when she reconstructed through her tireless research in the field and in local texts and mythologies goddess-centered cultures that predated historic patriarchal cultures by many thousands of years. This volume which was close to completion at the time of her death, contains the distillation of Gimbutas studies combining the memorable findings of her earlier work with new discoveries, insights, and analysis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520229150
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
01/12/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
306
Sales rank:
714,164
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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