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The living goddesses

Author: Marija Gimbutas; Miriam Robbins Dexter
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marija Gimbutas; Miriam Robbins Dexter
ISBN: 0520213939 9780520213937 0520229150 9780520229150
OCLC Number: 40135270
Description: xx, 286 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: PART I: RELIGION IN PREPATRIARCHAL EUROPE: Images of goddesses and gods --
Symbols, signs, and sacred script --
The tomb and the womb --
Temples --
Sacred stone and wood ceremonial centers --
Matrilineal social structure as mirrored in religion and myth --
PART II: THE LIVING GODDESSES: The Minoan religion in Crete --
The Greek religion --
The Etruscan religion --
The Basque religion --
The Celtic religion --
The Germanic religion --
The Baltic religion.
Responsibility: Marija Gimbutas ; edited and supplemented by Miriam Robbins Dexter.
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This volume contains discoveries, insights and analysis of the goddess-centred cultures which predated historic patriarchal cultures by many thousands of years. The text includes an exploration of  Read more...

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"Wide-ranging and fascinating, "The Living Goddesses "should intrigue the curious and delight most feminist scholars."--"Library Journal"

 
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