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The living goddesses

Author: Marija Gimbutas; Miriam Robbins Dexter
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2001, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Presents evidence to support the author's woman-centered interpretation of prehistoric civilizations, considering the prehistoric goddesses, gods and religion, and discussing the living goddesses--deities which have continued to be venerated through the modern era.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marija Gimbutas; Miriam Robbins Dexter
ISBN: 0520229150 9780520229150
OCLC Number: 45762646
Description: xx, 286 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 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 --
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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Marija Gimbutas wrote and taught with rare clarity in her original - and originally shocking - interpretation of prehistoric European civilization. This text contains the distillation of her studies,  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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