Harald Haarmann's Ancient knowledge, Ancient know-how, Ancient reasoning: PDF

By Harald Haarmann

ISBN-10: 160497852X

ISBN-13: 9781604978520

This publication through popular anthropologist Harald Haarmann illuminates the purchase of data, and the meanings underlying varieties of wisdom, in a vast temporal scope, starting from the Neolithic during the smooth period. non secular wisdom is on the center of this paintings, which perspectives fantasy and faith encoded in Neolithic lady collectible figurines and revived within the modern "primitive" art of artists corresponding to Constantin Brancusi and Henry Moore. inside of this type of framework, this research employs the data 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 old language experiences, and linguistics. This research does so with a wealth of data in those fields, providing significant resolutions to many questions concerning antiquity, and laying off mild upon numerous formerly misunderstood phenomena, from the genuine functionality of Stonehenge (that its objective used to be now not astronomical), to the truth that there couldn't were a mass stream of agriculturalists from Anatolia to Europe (this is a at present hotly contested issue), to special Eurasian spiritual ideals and mythological motifs (with an exceptional dialogue of shamanism), to structures of writing (with a superb discourse upon historic writing systems), non secular expression, and mythology of the enormously major cultures of outdated Europe (Neolithic southeastern Europe). The publication extra discourses upon the legacy of this tradition in Minoan after which Greek tradition, outdated ecu (pre-Indo-European) lexical goods (that is, substrate vocabulary) in Greek, and at last the upkeep of Neolithic spirituality in smooth paintings.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 research demonstrates that every one of the topics of this manuscript are interconnected, in a strong wholeness. old wisdom, old information, old reasoning is an extraordinary learn that may charm throughout many disciplines, together with archaeology, mythology, anthropology, classical experiences, historical language stories, and linguistics. The publication additionally comprises many photographs that would end up precious to the reader.

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