By Harald Haarmann
This booklet via popular anthropologist Harald Haarmann illuminates the purchase of information, and the meanings underlying kinds of wisdom, in a wide temporal scope, starting from the Neolithic throughout the smooth period. religious wisdom is on the middle of this paintings, which perspectives fable and faith encoded in Neolithic lady collectible figurines and revived within the modern "primitive" art of artists akin to Constantin Brancusi and Henry Moore. inside this kind of framework, this examine employs the information and insights of the really new, and extremely very important, interdisciplinary box of archaeomythology, which ties jointly details from archaeology, DNA experiences, mythology, anthropology, classical experiences, different old language reports, and linguistics. This learn does so with a wealth of knowledge in those fields, providing significant resolutions to many questions relating to antiquity, and laying off mild upon numerous formerly misunderstood phenomena, from the real functionality of Stonehenge (that its goal was once now not astronomical), to the truth that there couldn't were a mass circulate of agriculturalists from Anatolia to Europe (this is a at the moment hotly contested issue), to special Eurasian non secular ideals and mythological motifs (with an outstanding dialogue of shamanism), to platforms of writing (with an excellent discourse upon historical writing systems), spiritual expression, and mythology of the enormously major cultures of previous Europe (Neolithic southeastern Europe). The ebook additional discourses upon the legacy of this tradition in Minoan after which Greek tradition, outdated eu (pre-Indo-European) lexical goods (that is, substrate vocabulary) in Greek, and eventually the renovation of Neolithic spirituality in glossy artwork. With this interdisciplinary strategy, the research demonstrates that every one of the topics of this manuscript are interconnected, in a robust wholeness. old wisdom, old information, historic reasoning is an exceptional examine that might attraction throughout many disciplines, together with archaeology, mythology, anthropology, classical reviews, historic language reviews, and linguistics. The publication additionally contains many photographs that would end up invaluable 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