Pitiless Bronze: A Postpatriarchal Examination of Prepatriarchal Cultures (Hardcover)

Pitiless Bronze: A Postpatriarchal Examination of Prepatriarchal Cultures By Ruth J. Heflin Cover Image
$69.99
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days

Description


A re-examination of ancient symbols and literature through gynocentric eyes, instead of the biased androcentric view. Pinpoints when and how humanity verified that males have a biological role in procreation, after which males made themselves transcendent in religion and society, even elevating themselves to god-kings, giving rise to full on patriarchies. Reinterprets The Iliad and other epic ancient stories to demonstrate how humanity was originally gynocentric before we were forced to become androcentric, illustrating with specific examples how positive ancient roles for women became things associated with evil in order to allow men to paint themselves as spiritually superior to women. Examines how toxic masculinity, using violence or the threat of violence to subdue opposition, became the modus operandi of patriarchies.


Examines Aztec, Sumerian, Egyptian, Hittite, Minoan, and Greek ancient cultural symbols, myths, and legal documents to reveal how ancestor worship became hero worship, and how ancient males used the knowledge of procreation to assume the role of creators, a role previous held by women, prior to the discovery that males play a biological role in procreation.


Exposes the androcentric bias still rife among scholars.



Product Details
ISBN: 9798987785201
Publisher: Choeofpleirn Press
Publication Date: February 10th, 2023
Pages: 590
Language: English
 

Indie Bestsellers

This feature require that you enable JavaScript in your browser.
 

Kids Indie Next List

This feature require that you enable JavaScript in your browser.
 

Reading Group Indie Next List

This feature require that you enable JavaScript in your browser.
Zircon - This is a contributing Drupal Theme
Design by WeebPal.