Abstract: Critical approaches to the influence of Johann Jakob Bachofen’s aspect of the reception of Bachofen’s ideas about ancient matriarchy that I will be. There are no works listed on Wikisource for this author. If you’d like to add a new text, please review Help:Adding texts. Johann Jakob Bachofen (–) was a Swiss jurist, student of Greco- Roman antiquity, and anthropologist. Bachofen came from a prominent Basel family.
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After completing his doctorate in Basel, he studied for another two years in Paris, London and Cambridge. Bachofen is buried at the Wolfgottesacker cemetery jaklb Basel. Politics and social sciences Anthropologists Credited. Nevertheless, at a jaoob when patriarchal societies dominated, the need to bring out the feminine aspect of God and human beings was real. We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles.
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While philologists rejected his work because from their point of view it lacked both theoretical rigor and accuracy, ethnologists immediately appreciated the importance of his discovery of matriarchy. To the end of the nineteenth century most sociologists accepted the pioneer formulations of the Mutterrecht, a countermovement setting in only with E.
Their only son was born in A fuller edited English edition in several volumes is being published. Johann Jakob Bachofen was born on December 22, in Basel, Switzerlandfirst son of a wealthy merchant family. After finishing high school with honors, Bachofen went on to study law and sciences in the universities of Berlin and Gottingen. johnn
Nevertheless, the origins of all modern studies of the role of women in classical antiquity are found in Bachofen, criticizing his model and developing new understandings based on correcting it.
He was made professor of the history of Roman law at the University of Basel inserving in that position until Bachofen wrote two monographs on legal history, which were published inand these were followed by his major works on Roman civil lawand Views Read Edit View history. Kohler, Joseph Johann Jakob Bachofen. Bachofen assembled documentation demonstrating that motherhood is the source of human society, religion, morality, and decorum.
Bachofen started to focus his career on research in the s.
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He also demonstrated that marriage, family, and kinship take on different forms in different societies, and assumed an evolutionary sequence of primitive jakb, leading to matriarchal, and finally patriarchal jakoh of social organization. Mountains have historically restricted internal communications, but the sea has opened up wider horizons. Thus, Bachofen’s work can be understood as an important precursor of twentieth century theories of matriarchy that still echo today, such as the Old European culture postulated by Marija Gimbutas, and the field of feminist theology and “Matriarchal Studies” in feminism.
Alexis Giraud-Teulon, an anthropologist from Genevawas a great admirer of his ideas on the importance of matriarchies in ancient societies. Credit is due under the terms of this license that can reference both the New World Encyclopedia contributors and the selfless volunteer contributors of the Wikimedia Foundation.
The published volumes of a projected ten-volume publication. This new vision found no written expression until his books on law had been completed.
The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. Inhe met the beautiful Louise Elisabeth Burckhardt, 30 years his junior, whom he married the same year.
Bachofen was a professor of the history of Roman law bchofen the University of Basel —45 and also a judge of the Johanm criminal court — From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Johann Jakob Bachofen — was a Swiss jurist, student of Greco-Roman antiquity, and anthropologist.
Kohler, one of the founders of the discipline of comparative law, induced Bachofen to publish the second volume of the Antiquarische Briefe. A comprehensive assessment of his contributions is only now becoming possible, with the preparation of a critical edition of his Gesammelte Werke by Karl Meuli.
In other than bwchofen scientific circles, Bachofen and L. Bachofen’s Das Mutterrecht proposed four phases of cultural evolution which absorbed each other:. At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context.
In he decided to revise the Mutterrecht to encompass the entire earth, and in the next fifteen years proceeded to familiarize himself with nearly all known cultures. Johann Jakob Bachofen December 22, — November 25, was a Swiss anthropologist and sociologistfamous for his theory of matriarchy badhofen his work on the role of women in ancient societies.
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