The Chalice and the Blade
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The Chalice and the Blade

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The phenomenal bestseller, with more than 500,000 copies sold worldwide, now with a new epilogue from the author-- "The Chalice and the Blade" has inspired a generation of women and men to envision a truly egalitarian society by exploring the legacy of the peaceful, goddess-worshipping cultures from our prehistoric past.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 261 pages
  • 152.4 x 233.68 x 25.4mm | 340.19g
  • HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
  • New South Wales, Australia
  • English
  • 0062502891
  • 9780062502896
  • 127,598

Review quote

"The most important book since Darwin's "Origin of Species."-- Ashley Montagu"Some books are like revelations, they open the spirit to unimaginable possibilities. "The Chalice and the Blade" is one of those magnificent key books that can transform us and . . . initiate fundamental changes in the world. With the most passionate eloquence, Riane Eisler proves that the dream of peace is not an impossible utopia."-- Isabel Allende, author of "The House of the Spirits" ""The Chalice and the Blade" may be the most significant work published in all our lifetimes." -- "LA Weekly ""The greatest murder mystery and cover-up of all time." -- "New Age Journal""Everyone . . . should have the opportunity to read it." -- "The Chicago Tribune""Eisler's highly readable synthesis . . . is an important contribution to social history." -- "Publishers Weekly ""A gem . . . A rare combination of poetic expression and sober substance." -- Jessie Bernard, author of "The Future of Marriage "and "The Female World ""Validates a belief in humanity's capacity for benevolence and cooperation in the face of so much destruction." -- "San Francisco Chronicle Book Review""As important, perhaps more important, than the unearthing of Troy or the deciphering of cuneiform." -- Bruce Wilshire, professor of philosophy, Rutgers University "Everyone...should have the opportunity to read it."--Chicago Tribune "Validates a belief in humanity's capacity for benevolence and cooperation in the face of so much destruction."--San Francisco Chronicle ""The Chalice and the Blade" may be the most significant work published in all our lifetimes."--LA Weekly "The most important book since Darwin's " Origin of Species .""--Ashley Montagu The most important book since Darwin s " Origin of Species ." --Ashley Montagu" Everyone should have the opportunity to read it. --Chicago Tribune" Validates a belief in humanity s capacity for benevolence and cooperation in the face of so much destruction. --San Francisco Chronicle" "The Chalice and the Blade" may be the most significant work published in all our lifetimes. --LA Weekly" "The most important book since Darwin's Origin of Species ."--Ashley Montagu "Some books are like revelations, they open the spirit to unimaginable possibilities. The Chalice and the Blade is one of those magnificent key books that can transform us and... initiate fundamental changes in the world."--Isabel Allende "The Chalice and the Blade may be the most significant work published in all our lifetimes."--LA Weekly "The Chalice and the Blade may be the most significant work published in all our lifetimes."--LA Weekly "The most important book since Darwin's Origin of Species ."--Ashley Montagu The Chalice and the Blade may be the most significant work published in all our lifetimes. --LA Weekly" Some books are like revelations, they open the spirit to unimaginable possibilities. The Chalice and the Blade is one of those magnificent key books that can transform us and initiate fundamental changes in the world. --Isabel Allende" The most important book since Darwin s Origin of Species . --Ashley Montagu"show more

Back cover copy

The Chalice and the Blade tells a new story of our cultural origins. It shows that warfare and the war of the sexes are neither divinely nor biologically ordained. It provides verification that a better future is possible--and is in fact firmly rooted in the haunting dramas of what happened in our past.show more

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2,510 ratings
4.11 out of 5 stars
5 43% (1,083)
4 34% (843)
3 17% (431)
2 4% (101)
1 2% (52)
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