matriarchate is assumed on this theory to have been universal in prehistoric times.
The term "matriarchate" encouraged this fallacy and has gone out of use.
The ship, or ark, is peculiarly significative of the feminine principle, and wherever found is a reminiscence of the matriarchate.
Even in modern Germany remnants of the matriarchate survive.
During the matriarchate all life was regarded as holy; even the sacrifice of animals was unknown.
I said the peoples with whom we are now being brought as a nation into vital relationship may be still in the matriarchate.
Thus the matriarchate was evolved that for a long time constituted the foundation of family relations and inheritance.
A form of society existed at an early age known as the matriarchate or Mother-rule.
To disengage from his learned book, Das Mutterrecht, his theory of the origin of the matriarchate is no easy task.
Every part of the world today gives evidence of the system; reminiscences of the matriarchate everywhere abound.