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An English translation of Bachofen's Mutterrecht (Mother right) (1861) : a study of the religious and juridical aspects of gynecocracy in the ancient world

Author: Johann Jakob Bachofen; David Partenheimer
Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2005-©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Johann Jakob Bachofen; David Partenheimer
ISBN: 0773458832 9780773458833 0773462988 9780773462984
OCLC Number: 57211221
Notes: Fifth volume in the set published in 2003 without vol. numbering and cataloged separately.
Description: 4 volumes ; 24 cm
Contents: v. 1. Lycia, Crete, and Athens --
v. 2. Lemnos and Egypt --
v. 3. Orchomenus and the Minyans and India and Central Asia --
v. 4. Elis, The Epizephyrian Locrians, and Lesbos.
Other Titles: Mutterrecht.
Mother right
Responsibility: Johann Jakob Bachofen ; abridged and translated by David Partenheimer.

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