By Harald Haarmann
This ebook by way of well known anthropologist Harald Haarmann illuminates the purchase of information, and the meanings underlying different 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 reminiscent of Constantin Brancusi and Henry Moore. inside this kind of framework, this examine employs the information and insights of the rather new, and intensely very important, interdisciplinary box of archaeomythology, which ties jointly info from archaeology, DNA reviews, mythology, anthropology, classical experiences, different historical language experiences, and linguistics. This examine does so with a wealth of knowledge in those fields, supplying significant resolutions to many questions concerning antiquity, and laying off mild upon a number of formerly misunderstood phenomena, from the real functionality of Stonehenge (that its objective used to be now not 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 non secular ideals and mythological motifs (with an outstanding dialogue of shamanism), to structures of writing (with an excellent discourse upon historic writing systems), non secular expression, and mythology of the tremendously major cultures of previous 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 glossy artwork. With this interdisciplinary technique, the examine demonstrates that each one of the topics of this manuscript are interconnected, in a strong wholeness. old wisdom, historical information, historic reasoning is an remarkable examine that might attraction throughout many disciplines, together with archaeology, mythology, anthropology, classical stories, old language experiences, and linguistics. The booklet additionally comprises many photos 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