Civilization is being uprooted from its foundations in nature and tradition and is being reconstituted in a new organization which is as artificial and mechanical as a modern factory.
In Western Europe, however, the traditions of the older culture, although greatly weakened, are still strong enough to prevent the full development of this process.
Profoundly shocked, their guest hastily withdrew, even though his host explained that: " among our people the relations between men and women are proper and honourable. [Our women] are not like those in your country." (in Cuoq, 1975, p.296).
This thesis explores the varied significance of the matriarchal nimbus.
Furthermore, it challenges traditional patriarchal analyses of late medieval, German culture in order to examine how this altarpiece both reflects and constructs attitudes regarding a celebration of women's spiritual and secular roles.
In The Holy Kinship (1500-1510), the artist Matthäus Gutrecht the Younger defies convention by portraying the importance of matriarchy, via the semiotics of the nimbus.
Within Christian art, the nimbus has been widely used as a signifier of divinity.
Location: While the Kikuyu can be found throughout Kenya, the heaviest concentration being in Central Province, known as the traditional Kikuyu homeland.