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

By Harald Haarmann

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This e-book through popular anthropologist Harald Haarmann illuminates the purchase of data, and the meanings underlying varieties of wisdom, in a extensive temporal scope, starting from the Neolithic throughout the sleek period. religious wisdom is on the middle of this paintings, which perspectives fantasy and faith encoded in Neolithic woman collectible figurines and revived within the modern "primitive" art of artists similar to Constantin Brancusi and Henry Moore. inside of this kind of framework, this research employs the information and insights of the quite new, and intensely vital, interdisciplinary box of archaeomythology, which ties jointly details from archaeology, DNA experiences, mythology, anthropology, classical reports, different old language reviews, and linguistics. This learn does so with a wealth of data in those fields, delivering significant resolutions to many questions relating to antiquity, and laying off gentle upon a number of formerly misunderstood phenomena, from the genuine functionality of Stonehenge (that its function used to be no longer astronomical), to the truth that there couldn't were a mass move of agriculturalists from Anatolia to Europe (this is a at present hotly contested issue), to big Eurasian spiritual ideals and mythological motifs (with a good dialogue of shamanism), to structures of writing (with a superb discourse upon historic writing systems), spiritual expression, and mythology of the exceedingly major cultures of outdated Europe (Neolithic southeastern Europe). The publication extra discourses upon the legacy of this tradition in Minoan after which Greek tradition, outdated ecu (pre-Indo-European) lexical goods (that is, substrate vocabulary) in Greek, and eventually the renovation of Neolithic spirituality in smooth artwork. With this interdisciplinary method, the examine demonstrates that every one of the themes of this manuscript are interconnected, in a robust wholeness. historic wisdom, old information, historical reasoning is an exceptional research that might attraction throughout many disciplines, together with archaeology, mythology, anthropology, classical reviews, historic language stories, and linguistics. The e-book additionally comprises many photos that would turn out worthwhile to the reader.

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