By Harald Haarmann
This booklet by means of popular anthropologist Harald Haarmann illuminates the purchase of data, and the meanings underlying types of wisdom, in a extensive temporal scope, starting from the Neolithic throughout the sleek period. non secular wisdom is on the middle of this paintings, which perspectives delusion and faith encoded in Neolithic girl collectible figurines and revived within the modern "primitive" art of artists akin to Constantin Brancusi and Henry Moore. inside this sort of framework, this examine employs the data and insights of the fairly new, and extremely vital, interdisciplinary box of archaeomythology, which ties jointly details from archaeology, DNA stories, mythology, anthropology, classical reports, different historic language reports, and linguistics. This learn does so with a wealth of data in those fields, supplying significant resolutions to many questions relating to antiquity, and laying off gentle upon numerous formerly misunderstood phenomena, from the real functionality of Stonehenge (that its goal used to be no longer astronomical), to the truth that there couldn't were a mass flow of agriculturalists from Anatolia to Europe (this is a at present hotly contested issue), to big Eurasian spiritual ideals and mythological motifs (with an exceptional dialogue of shamanism), to platforms of writing (with an excellent discourse upon historical writing systems), non secular expression, and mythology of the exceedingly major cultures of outdated Europe (Neolithic southeastern Europe). The e-book extra discourses upon the legacy of this tradition in Minoan after which Greek tradition, previous eu (pre-Indo-European) lexical goods (that is, substrate vocabulary) in Greek, and at last the renovation of Neolithic spirituality in smooth artwork. With this interdisciplinary strategy, the learn demonstrates that every one of the themes of this manuscript are interconnected, in a robust wholeness. historical wisdom, old information, historic reasoning is an remarkable learn that may attraction throughout many disciplines, together with archaeology, mythology, anthropology, classical experiences, historic language experiences, and linguistics. The publication additionally contains many pictures that may turn out priceless to the reader.
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Ancient knowledge, Ancient know-how, Ancient reasoning: Cultural Memory in Transition from Prehistory to Classical Antiquity and Beyond - Student Edition by Harald Haarmann