The Gods and Goddesses of Old Europe 7000-3500 BC
Myths, Legends & Cult Images
by Marija Gimbutas
With 252 Plates 171 Line Drawings and 8 Maps
Thames and Hudson, 1974 [First Edition], b/w photographs, drawings and maps throughout, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0500050147
Near Fine Condition, dustjacket has minor edge and shelf wear, very small tear at top of spine, sunned spine (see photographs)
'To her handling of the complex problems of religious interpretation as applied to prehistoric Europe the author of this book brings a keen perception and much original thought: she breaks new ground, finding affinities - or suggested affinities - not previously demonstrated.
In support of her thesis Professor Gimbutas presents us with a unique body of illustrations depicting a wealth of cult figures from the Balkan countries, such as has never before been brought together. In this she was greatly aided by the museum directors who, exceptionally, allowed photographs to be specially taken of the valuable and largely unfamiliar antiquities in their care. For good measure, the author has provided a comprehensive catalogue of the objects illustrated, as well as a detailed list of the principle archaeological sites where they were found. Marija Gimbutas is Professor of European Archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Curator of Old World Archaeology at the UCLA Museum of Cultural History.'