Download e-book for kindle: Ancient knowledge, Ancient know-how, Ancient reasoning: by Harald Haarmann

By Harald Haarmann

ISBN-10: 160497852X

ISBN-13: 9781604978520

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This e-book via well known anthropologist Harald Haarmann illuminates the purchase of data, and the meanings underlying different types of wisdom, in a extensive temporal scope, starting from the Neolithic during the smooth period. non secular wisdom is on the center of this paintings, which perspectives delusion and faith encoded in Neolithic girl collectible figurines and revived within the modern "primitive" paintings of artists reminiscent of Constantin Brancusi and Henry Moore. inside of one of these framework, this examine employs the information and insights of the quite new, and intensely very important, interdisciplinary box of archaeomythology, which ties jointly info from archaeology, DNA stories, mythology, anthropology, classical experiences, different historic language reports, and linguistics. This learn does so with a wealth of data in those fields, supplying significant resolutions to many questions concerning antiquity, and laying off mild upon numerous formerly misunderstood phenomena, from the real functionality of Stonehenge (that its function used to be no longer astronomical), to the truth that there couldn't were a mass circulation of agriculturalists from Anatolia to Europe (this is a presently hotly contested issue), to big Eurasian spiritual ideals and mythological motifs (with a superb dialogue of shamanism), to platforms of writing (with a superb discourse upon historic writing systems), non secular expression, and mythology of the exceedingly major cultures of previous Europe (Neolithic southeastern Europe). The booklet extra discourses upon the legacy of this tradition in Minoan after which Greek tradition, outdated eu (pre-Indo-European) lexical goods (that is, substrate vocabulary) in Greek, and at last the upkeep of Neolithic spirituality in smooth paintings. With this interdisciplinary technique, the learn demonstrates that every one of the themes of this manuscript are interconnected, in a robust wholeness. historical wisdom, historical information, historical reasoning is an extraordinary research that might allure throughout many disciplines, together with archaeology, mythology, anthropology, classical experiences, historical language reports, and linguistics. The publication additionally contains many photos that might turn out important to the reader.

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