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Gentlemen and Amazons: The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory, 1861-1900

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Gentlemen and Amazons traces the nineteenth-century genesis and development of an important contemporary myth about human origins: that of a matriarchal prehistory. Cynthia Eller explores the intellectual history of the myth, which arose not from male scholars who wanted to limit the aspirations of the nascent women's movement and vindicate the patriarchal family model as

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Paperback, 290 pages
Published March 8th 2011 by University of California Press (first published February 6th 2011)
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Jun 28, 2011 Lucinda Elliot marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Whoops, sorry, I reviewed the book under the wrong title(red face). What do I do when I 'm not being daft? Don't take that as typical behaviour of supporters for matriarchal theories of history. My apologies.

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