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The History of Atlantis

The History of Atlantis

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By (author) Lewis Spence

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  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 210mm x 15mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 24 March 2003
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0486427102
  • ISBN 13: 9780486427102
  • Illustrations note: 16
  • Sales rank: 590,209

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Spence (1874-1955) wrote five books about Atlantis, and this one is considered his best. He sifted through a tremendous body of research in fields from mythology and comparative religion to geography, geology, and archeology. The result is the most authoritative study ever published on the history, geography, animal life, government, and religion of this fabled island.

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CHAPTER I   INTRODUCTORY     DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ATLANTEAN AND OTHER HISTORIES       INSPIRATION IN HISTORICAL SCIENCE       THE USES OF ANALOGY       FOUNDATIONS OF ATLANTEAN HISTORY       PLATO'S NARRATIVE NOT ALLEGORICAL       THE VALUE OF TRADITION       THE ATLANTEAN COMPLEX       SPECIAL NEEDS OF ATLANTEAN RESEARCH CHAPTER II   THE SOURCES OF ATLANTEAN HISTORY     I. The Writings of Plato       PLATO'S TIMÆUS AND ITS CONTENTS         "HIS "CRITIAS" "         "HIS ACCOUNT OF ATLANTIS, ITS TOPOGRAPHY, ITS CAPITAL CITY, POPULATION, CANALS AND TEMPLES "         "ITS GOVERNMENT, ECONOMY AND RELIGION " CHAPTER III   THE SOURCES OF ATLANTEAN HISTORY     II. From the Fourth Century B.C. Onwards.       DIODORUS SlCULUS ON AMAZONS AND ATLANTEANS         THEOPOMPUS'S ACCOUNT         THE KINGS OF ATLANTIS         STRABO'S ISLE OF MEROPlS         THE CONTINENT OF SATURNIA         MARCELLUS ON ATLANTlS         ARNOBIUS' REFERENCE         SUMMARY OF REMAINING CLASSICAL DATA         PLATONIC AND ALEXANDRIAN NOTIONS OF ATLANTIS         MODERN THEORIES FROM THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY ONWARD         "THEORIES OF OLIVIER, RUDBECK,BAILLY, COMTE DE CORLI, VOLTAIRE, DELISLE DE SALES AND BARTOLI"         THEORY THAT ATLANTIS WAS AMERICA         ATLASES OF ATLANTEAN GEOGRAPHY         "THE THEORIES OF KIRCHER, GINGUENE, BUFFON AND DE LA 'BORDE " CHAPTER IV   ATLANTEAN HISTORICAL SOURCES EXAMINED     MODERN THEORIES ON THE SUBJECT OF THE SOURCES       PLATO'S STATEMENTS REGARDING THE AUTHENTICITY OF HIS ACCOUNT       PLATO IN EGYPT       SOLON'S EGYPTIAN VISIT       CONNECTION OF SAIS WITH ATHENS       ARCHÆOLOGICAL FACTS SQUARE WITH PLATO'S ACCOUNT       CLUE TO THE HISTORICAL CHARACTER OF PLATO'S ACCOUNT       THE PEPLUM OF PALLAS       JUSTIFICATION OF PLATO'S STATEMENTS       ATLANTEAN ASSOCIATIONS IN THE ODYSSEY       TESTIMONY OF CLASSICAL AUTHORS REGARDING IMPASSIBILITY OF ATLANTIC OCEAN       MOORISH EVIDENCE       "DETAILS OF THE "CRITIAS"       ELEPHANTS AND COCONUTS IN ATLANTIS       WORSHIP OF THE BULL       "THE "CRITIAS" NOT AM ALLEGORY OF THE PERSIAN WAR"       THE ACCOUNT OF DIODORUS       AMAZONS AND AZILIANS       "CLASSICAL "GEOLOGICAL" OPINION REGARDING ATLANTIS"       PHILIP SMITH ON ATLANTEAN THEORY       PLATO'S CHRONOLOGY       M. BUTAVAND ON THE SAME CHAPTER V   THE GEOGRAPHY OF ATLANTIS     GEOLOGICAL PROOF OF ITS EXISTENCE       THE QUATERNARY EPOCH       M. P. TERMIER'S ESSAY       "PLATO'S THEORY "HIGHLY PROBABLE"       PROF. SCHUCHERT ON THE AZORES       PROF. SCHARFF'S BELIEF IN ATLANTEAN MAN       PROF. HULL ON BEGINNINGS OF LIFE IN ATLANTIS       "COMPARATIVELY RECENT"       LAND-MASS IN THE ATLANTIC       MR. W. H. BABCOCK'S OBJECTIONS       ATLANTIC SOUNDINGS       MR. BABCOCK ON SUBMARINE BANKS       "A CONSIDERABLE ISLAND ABOVE WATER"       EVIDENCE FROM BIOLOGY       ANIMAL LIFE ON THE AZORES       EUROPEAN CHARACTERS OF THEIR REPTILLIA       SLUGS AND MOTHS OF THE ATLANTIC ISLANDS       AUTHOR'S FORMER CONCLUSIONS TABULATED       THE SARGASSO SEA       THE SITE OF ATLANTIS CHAPTER VI   THE RACES OF ATLANTIS     WAS ATLANTIS INHABITED?       THE GSNITCH STADIUM OF PENCK AND BRÜCKNER       THE AZILIAN RACE       DISCOVERY OF ITS REMAINS IN FRANCE       ITS CULTURE       "IT'S "ALPHABET"       SPREAD OF THE AZILIAN RACE       PYGMY FLINTS       THE CAPSIAN CULTURE       WHENCE CAME THE AZILIANS?       PERIOD OF THEIR ARRIVAL AGREES WITH PLATO'S DATE OF ALANTEAN INVASION       THE CRÔ-MAGNON RACE       "PALÆOLITHIC GREEKS"       THEIR EXTRAORDINADY ART       A HIGH TYPE OF HUMANITY       BELIEF IN A FUTURE LIFE       PAINTING AND SCULPTURES SUPERIOR TO THE EGYPTIAN       SUCCESSIVE INVASIONS OF EUROPE FROM THE ATLANTIC       PROFESSOR MACALISTER ON EXTRA-EUROPEAN ORIGIN OF THECRÔ-MAGNON RACE       RELATIONSHIP WITH THE GUANCHES OF THE CANARY ISLANDS THE VESTIGES OF ATLANTIS       RIPLEY'S THEORY OF THE CRÔ-MAGNON LANGUAGE       ORIGIN OF CRÔ-MAGNON MAN       OF AZILIAN MAN CHAPTER VII   THE STONE AGE IN ATLANTIS     CAN BEST BE RECONSTRUCTED FROM THE LIFE OF ITS COLONIST IN EUROPE       AREA AND POPULATION OF ATLANTIS       EARLY HUMAN SOCIETY IN ATLANTIS       TEMPLES THE CENTRES OF LIFE       COSTUMES AND ORNAMENTS OF EARLY ATLANTEANS       TOOLS AND WEAPONS       THE SOLUTREAN CULTURE       STONE HOUSES BUILT       RETURN OF GLACIAL CONDITIONS       MAGICAL IMPLEMENTS       ATLANTIS THE HOME OF MIGHTY ARTISTIE IMPULSES       KNOWLEDGE OF METALS NOT ESSENTIAL TO CIVILISATION       ATLANTEAN CIVILISATION DEGENERATED IN EUROPE       DID A GREAT PREHISTORIC CIVILISATION EXIST?       PARTLY CORROBORATED BY ARCHÆOLOGY       CULTURAL CHANGES IN ATLANTIS       ATLANTIS ITSELF INVADED BY AN AFRICAN RACE       "RESULT, A GROSSER RELIGIOUS OUTLOOK"       WHEN DID ATLANTIS SINK?       CENTURIES OF CULTURE BEHIND AURIGNACIAN ART       CONCLUSIONS CHAPTER VIII   KINGS OF ATLANTIS     THE SONS OF POSEIDON     ATLAS     URANUS AND HIS CHILDREN     DIODORUS APPLIES WAR OF GODS AND TITANS TO MYTH OF ATLANTIS     CULTURAL AND POLITICAL CHANGES IN ATLANTIS     NO ICE AGE IN ATLANTIS     AZILIANS THE RACE OF PO     RECONSTRUCTION OF CONDITIONS ON ATLANTIS       CANALS       DESSERT REGION       ARCHITECTURE       THE PLAN OFN THE CITY OF ATLANTIS       THE PYRAMID AND ATLANTEAN FORM       FOOD SUPPLY       COSTUME AND DRESS       LITERATURE AND WRITING       THE AZILIAN ALPHABET       OBVIOUSLY PICTURE-WRITING       NO REASON TO DENY ATLANTEANS THE ART OF PICTURE-WRITING       MANNERS AND MORALITY OF ATLANTEANS       REMINISCENCES OF THEIR PROFLIGACY IN EARLY MYTH CHAPTER XII   THE ATLANTEAN STATE AND POLITY     THE ATLANTEAN LAWS UNCHANGEABLE       "ATLANTEAN GOVERNMENT CLOSELY ASSOCIATED WITH RELIGION, BUT ALSO ON A FEUDAL BASIS"       ATLANTIS IN A STATE OF ARMED VIGILANCE       "ATLANTEAN GOVERNMENT UNLIKE ANY OF THE "CLASSICAL" GOVERNMENTS OF ANTIQUITY"       "IT RESEMBLES, HOWEVER CELTIC RULE IN GAIL AND BRITAIN" CHAPTER XIII   THE RELIGION OF ATLANTIS     SIX EARLY RITES ATTENDING DELIBERATIONH OF THE KINGS       IMMOLATION OF THE SACRED BULLS       A MEXICAN ANALOGY       THE BULL-CULT OF AURIGNACIANS       BULL-WORSHIP IN EGYPT AND OSIRIAN CULT       SPREAD OF THE WORSHIP OF OSIRIS-APIS THROUGHOUT EUROPE TO BRITAIN       AN ATLANTEAN GENESIS FOR THE BULL-CULT       PLATO'S ACCOUNT PERHAPS SOPHISTICATED BY HELLENIC PRACTICE       THE BULL THE BEAST OF POSIEDON       A PROVISIONAL ATLANTEAN PANTHEON       POSEIDON'S ORIGIN       "THE DEFINITE ASSOCIATION OF ATLAS WITH HIS BROTHER TITANS, THE TUTELARY DEITIES OF BRITAIN AND IRELAND"       "INVASION OF OLYMPUS BY TITANIC GODS FROM THE WEST, AN ALLEGORY OF THE INVASION OF THE MEDITERRANEAN AREA BY THE GODS OF AN ALIEN RELIGION"       PERSISTENCE OF THE NAME ATLAS AND HIS ISLAND       NOTICES OF THE TITANIC PANTHEON THE MEMORIALS OF AN ACIENT AND POWERFUL RELIGION       SANCTITY OF THE WESTERN OCEANIC AREA TO THE MEDITERRANEAN PEOPLES       LOCALITY OF THE FORTUNATE ISLANDS AND THE GARDENS OF THE HESPERIDES       THE IDEA OF THE CONTINUED EXISTENCE OF SOULS AFTER DEATH IN THE WEST ARISING OUT OF THE MEMORY OF ATLANTIS       THE LOCATION IN THE WEST OF THE ISLAND OF THE DEAD BY THE PEOPLES OF WESTERN AND MEDITERRANEAN EUROMP A PDROOF THAT THY REGARDED IT AS THE ACIENT HOME OF THEIR RELIGION AND CULTURE       MAN'S PARADISE ALWAYS REGARDED AS THAT SPOT WHENCE HE ORIGINALLY CAME       A WELL-FOUNDED MEMORY OF THE FORMER EXISTANCE OF A GREAT RELIGION IN THE ATLANTIC REGION       THE ATLANTEAN PANTHEON ASSOCIATED WITH THE CONSTELLATIONSS       THE IDEA OF A COSMIC SYMPHONY IN THE WRITINGS OF PLATO       THE ASSOCIATION OF THE ATLANTEAN RELIGION WITH ASTROLOGY       ASTROLOGY OF THE AZTECS       PROBABLE EMANATION FROM ATLANTIS       THE AZTEC TONALMATL       EQUATION OF THE AZTEC CALENDAR       GODS WITH MEMBERS OF THE ATLANTEAN PANTHEON       QUETZALCOATL THE INVENTOR OF THA MEXICAN ASTROLOGICAL SYSTEM       HIS WESTERN ORIGIN       THE OLDER EPONYMOUS GODS OF EUROPE       EUROPEAN GIANT-LORE       CONNECTION OF THE TITANS WITH EARTHQUAKE       THE AZILIAN GIANT-WORSHIPPERS       BATTLE OF THE GODS AND TITANS       APPETITE OF THE TITANIC GODS GIVES RISE TO THE POPULAR CONCEPTION OF THE OGRE       IMMOLATION OF HUMAN BEINGS ASSOCIATED WITH THE ATLANTEAN TRADITION       DRUIDISM POSSIBLY THE LAST PHASE OF AN IMPORTED ATLANTEAN RELIGION       ATLANTEAN TRACES IN DRUDIC RELIGION       THEOSOPHISTS AND BRITISH LORE CHAPTER XIV   ANIMAL LIFE IN ATLANTIS     ANALOGIES FROM THE ATLANTIC ISLANDS       THE CLIMATE OF ATLANTIS       ISLAND NAMES IN THE AZORES GROUP       MIGRATIONS OF THE RABBIT       ATLANTIS AS THE CRADLE OF ALL ANIMAL LIFE       "MIGRATIONS OF THE EEL, THE LEMMING AND OF CERTAIN BUTTERFLIES TO AND FROM THE ATLANTEAN AREA"       THE MESATLANTIC AREA AND ITS BIOLOGY       THE ELEPHANT IN ATLANTIS       M. TERMIER ON ATLANTEAN BIOLOGY CHAPTER XV   THE COLONIES OF ATLANTIS     ATLANTIS IN AFRICA       IBERIANS AS ATLANTEANS       POSSIBILITY THAT ATLANTIS SURVIVED AFTER 9600 B.C.       THE CABIRI       DID THE CABIRIAN CULT EMANATE FROM AN ATLANTIS STILL EXISTING AT ABOUT 3000 B.C.?       CRETE AS A COLONY OF ATLANTIS       MINOAN CIVILIZATION PROBABLY MODELLED ON THAT OF ATLANTIS       BULLS AND CAVE-TEMPLES       AURIGNACIAN AND MINOAN CAVE-TEMPLES       EGYPT AS A COLONY OF ATLANTIS       IBERIANS IN EGYPT       THE CULT OF OSIRIS AND ITS ORIGIN       THE BOOK OF THE DEAD PROBABLY OF LATE AURIGNACIAN OR ATLANTEAN ORIGIN       EGYPTIAN EMBALAMING DERIVED FROM AURIGNACIAN PRACTICE CHAPTER XVI   THE ATLANTEAN CULTURE-COMPLEX     EVERY CIVILIZATION DISTINGUISHED BY A GROUP OF CULTURAL MANIFISTATIONS AND PRACTICES       ATLANTEAN CULTURE-COMPLEX DISTRIBUTED FROM THE SHORES OF WESTERN EUROPE TO THOSE OF EASTERN AMERICA AND THROUGHOUT THE INTERVENING ISLANDS       "ITS CHIEF ELEMENTS MUMMIFICATION, WITCHCRAFT, THE PYRAMID, HEAD-FLATTENING, THE COUVADE, THE USE OF TRIANGULAR STONES, THE EXISTENCE OF TRADITIONS OF CATACLYSM, ETC."       MUMMIFICATION       WITCHCRAFT       THE PYRAMID       HEAD-FLATTENING       THE COUVADE       TATTOOING       THE THUNDER-STONE       THE SACRED PICK OR HAMMER       "THE "GREAT HAND"       CONCLUSION