Some features of this site may not work without it. His religious view of reality was traceable to his upbringing in Basel and to the neo-Humanist movement which conditioned his education. There he was deeply influenced by the historian of Roman law Karl Friedrich von Savigny. He became absorbed with the methodological value of ancient myth, tradition, and grave symbolism for understanding the ancient mind. The elaboration of his methodology was predicated upon the belief that modern historical criticism was destroying historical knowledge by imposing its analytical categories upon the mysteries of experience.

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The contrast between mythical conceptions and those of subsequent days is so marked that where more recent ideas kother, it would not have been possible to invent the phenomenon of matriarchy. A pioneer rjght the idea of a transcendental mythical content present in all societies, Bachofen was deeply concerned with the inner life and how it is expressed in symbolic terms. From the Back Cover A pioneer of the idea of a transcendental mythical content present in all societies, Bachofen was deeply concerned bachofwn the inner life eight how it is expressed in symbolic terms.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. He undertook several long journeys to ItalyFranceSpainand Greecewhere he studied ancient civilizations.

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After finishing high school with honors, Bachofen went on to study law and sciences in the universities of Berlin and Gottingen. The law of nature confers the scepter of power on the stronger. Makes clear ancient thoughts that have not been explored much before. The Demetrian and the Aphroditeanhetaeric stages both hold to the primacy of generative motherhood, and it is only the greater or lesser purity of its interpretation that distinguishes the two forms of existence.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. He was made professor of the history of Roman law at the University of Basel inserving in that position until Alexis Giraud-Teulon, an anthropologist from Genevawas a great admirer morher his ideas on the importance of matriarchies in ancient societies. My library Help Advanced Book Search. After that, he went to the University of Paris and CambridgeEngland for two additional years of study.

Inhe met the beautiful Louise Elisabeth Burckhardt, 30 years his junior, whom he married the same year. Inhe resigned his professorial position after being accused of obtaining this position solely due to his higher social standing. Bachofen continued to do research until his death. Up until now archaeologists have had nothing to say of mother right This book includes an autobiographical essay and selections from An Essay on Ancient Mortuary Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

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