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The civilization of the goddess

Author: Marija Gimbutas
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : HarperSanFrancisco, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Presents evidence for the existence of an agrarian earth goddess- worshiping civilization in Old Europe that was destroyed by horse-riding, patriarchal, sky-god-worshiping warriors from the east. A panoramic survey of the Neolithic culture of Europe before the Indo-Europeans. With over 600 photographs, drawings, maps, and charts.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gimbutas, Marija, 1921-1994.
Civilization of the goddess.
San Francisco, Calif. : HarperSanFrancisco, ©1991
(OCoLC)555718353
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marija Gimbutas
ISBN: 0062503685 9780062503688 0062503375 9780062503374 9780062508041 0062508040
OCLC Number: 23464620
Description: xi, 529 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Preface: What is civilization? --
The beginnings and spread of agriculture --
The neolithic cultures of Southeastern and Central Europe --
The climax of European civilization: East-Central Europe, 5500-3500 B.C. --
The neolithic cultures of Northern Europe --
Neolithic cultures of the Adriatic and Central Mediterranean --
The neolithic of Western Europe --
The religion of the goddess --
The sacred script --
Social structure --
The end of Old Europe: the intrusion of Steppe Pastoralists from South Russia and the transformation of Europe.
Responsibility: Marija Gimbutas ; edited by Joan Marler.

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Presenting a classic illumination of Neolithic goddess-centred culture, this text provides a picture of a complex world, offering evidence of the matriarchal roots of civilization.  Read more...

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