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From Motherright to Gylany: The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory, 1861-2000
Cynthia Eller, Montclair State University

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Gentlemen and Amazons: The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory, 1861-1900 (Book)
Title: Gentlemen and Amazons: The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory, 1861-1900
Author: Cynthia Eller
Abstract: Gentlemen and Amazons traces the nineteenth-century genesis and development of an important contemporary myth about human origins: that of an original prehistoric matriarchy. Cynthia Eller explores the intellectual history of the myth, which arose from male scholars who mostly wanted to vindicate the patriarchal family model as a higher stage of human development. Eller tells the stories these men told, analyzes the gendered assumptions they made, and provides the necessary context for understanding how feminists of the 1970s and 1980s embraced as historical "fact" a discredited nineteenth-century idea.
Year: 2011
Primary URL: http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520266766
Publisher: University of California Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 978-0520266766

Gentlemen and Amazons: the Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory, 1861-1900 (Book)
Title: Gentlemen and Amazons: the Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory, 1861-1900
Author: Eller, Cynthia L.
Year: 2011
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/isbn//9780520266766
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Publisher: Berkeley: University of California Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780520266766


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