The Goddesses and Gods of Old Europe: Myths and Cult Images / Edition 2

The Goddesses and Gods of Old Europe: Myths and Cult Images / Edition 2

by Marija Gimbutas
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520253981

ISBN-13: 9780520253988

Pub. Date: 09/01/2007

Publisher: University of California Press


In this beautifully illustrated study of sculpture, vases, and other cult objects portraying the Goddess, fertility images, and mythical animals, Marija Gimbutas sketches the matrilineal village culture that existed in southeastern Europe between 6500 and 3500 B.C., before it was overwhelmed by the patriarchal Indo-Europeans. The analysis of this rich mythical

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In this beautifully illustrated study of sculpture, vases, and other cult objects portraying the Goddess, fertility images, and mythical animals, Marija Gimbutas sketches the matrilineal village culture that existed in southeastern Europe between 6500 and 3500 B.C., before it was overwhelmed by the patriarchal Indo-Europeans. The analysis of this rich mythical imagery tells us much about early humanity's concepts of the cosmos, of humans' relations with nature, and of the complementary roles of male and female.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520253988
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Edition description:
New
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,028,863
Product dimensions:
7.38(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.88(d)

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