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The Language of the Goddess: Unearthing the Hidden Symbols of Western Civilization

by Marija Gimbutas - £18.95  Thames & Hudson (2001)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780500282496 | ISBN 10: 0500282498

In this pioneering and provocative volume, Marija Gimbutas resurrects the world of Goddess-worshipping, earth-centred cultures, bringing ancient matriarchal society vividly to life.
 
She interveaves comparative mythlogy, early historical sources, linguistics, ethnography and folklore to demonstrate conclusively that Goddess-worship is the root of Western civilization.
 
Illustrated with nearly 2000 symbolic artifacts - sculptures, figurines, temple models, frescoes, vases, sacrificial containers - Gimbutas' magnum opus is at once a 'pictorial script' of the prehistoric Goddess religion and an authoritative work that takes these ancient cultures from the realm of speculation into that of documented fact.
 
Maria Gimbutas was professor of European archaeology at UCLA and was a prolific author of books on prehistory and archaeology.

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In booklists: Goddesses & Women's Mythology, Women's Spirituality, Women's History - Pre-20th Century,
In categories: Spirituality, Feminism & Women, History & Biography,

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