The Cult of the Mother-Goddess. An Archeological and Documentary Study. E. O. JAMES.
The Cult of the Mother-Goddess. An Archeological and Documentary Study.

The Cult of the Mother-Goddess. An Archeological and Documentary Study.

London: Thames and Hudson, 1959. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 300 pp. Red cloth with gilt titling to spine and gilt illustration to upper board; notes, bibliography and index. A landmark work in Goddess literature. In this book, first published in 1959, E. O. James, a Professor Emeritus of the History of Religion, assembled all the then-available evidence "concerning the unique position occupied by the Goddess Cult in myth and ritual, especially in the Ancient Near East, India, and the eastern Mediterranean, and has subjected it to scholarly examination." His conclusions were that the cult had been of great significance, but this had largely ignored by modern scholars, and his book remains important, as attested by the fact that it remains in print nearly fifty years after its first publication. Boards lightly rubbed at edges with a little discoloration, endpapers and edges of text block have some pale flecking, owner's label on front free end paper. Otherwise a tight and unmarked VG+ copy in VG- dust jacket. (Dust jacket rubbed at all edges, a few sort tears and tiny chips to edges, a little discolored with some spotting. Not price-clipped). Item #69871

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