Last centuries were marked by countless theories about the transition from matriarchy to patriarchy and how this change affected the society. Most often, scientists have sought to find an explanation of this development, which is valid for any company.
Therefore, in trying to develop a hypothesis of social evolution, historians have turned to theories of biological evolution, in their time have been rattled.
In 1861, Sir Henry Maine argued, in his â€œAncient Lawâ€ patriarchal authority that was original and universal way societies function, while the matriarch was an unstable and corrupt form that arose only because the number of women was higher than men. In response to this theory, anthropologist Johann Jakob Bachofen, in â€œDas Mutterrechtâ€ published the same year, highlighted the idea that, instead, was the matriarch of the initial stage of primitive cultures.
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