Atlantis Destroyed

Forsideomslag
Routledge, 4. jan. 2002 - 240 sider
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Plato's legend of Atlantis has become notorious among scholars as the absurdest lie in literature. Atlantis Destroyed explores the possibility that the account given by Plato is historically true.
Rodney Castleden first considers the location of Atlantis re-examining two suggestions put forward in the early twentieth century; Minoan Crete and Minoan Thera. He outlines the latest research findings on Knossos and Bronze Age Thera, discussing the material culture, trade empire and agricultural system, writing and wall paintings, art, religion and society of the Minoan civilization. Castleden demonstrates the many parallels between Plato's narrative and the Minoan Civilization in the Aegean.
Fired by the imagination a new vision of Atlantis has arisen over the last one hundred and fifty years as a lost utopia. Rodney Castleden discusses why this picture arose and xplains how it has become confused with Plato's genuine account.
 

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ATLANTIS DESTROYED

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Castleden (The Making of Stonehenge, not reviewed), working with Plato's Critias, historical and contemporary scholarly works, and his own speculation, seeks to identify the fabled island of Atlantis ... Læs hele anmeldelsen

Atlantis destroyed

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Castleden, who has written ten other books on historical topics (e.g., Minoans: Life in Bronze Age Crete, LJ 1/91), examines various events in ancient history and then attempts to prove that Plato ... Læs hele anmeldelsen

Indhold

1 All the island and many other islands also
1
2 Preludes to discovery
14
the second rediscovery
32
4 The bronze age city of Thera emerges
43
5 Atlantean arts and crafts
58
6 Theran food and trade
66
7 Writing and wallpainting
80
8 Art religion and society
90
9 The last days of Akrotiri
114
10 Atlantis destroyed
134
11 Deconstruction of Atlantis
172
a major controversy
191
Notes
193
Bibliography
205
Index
219
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Om forfatteren (2002)

Rodney Castleden has been actively involved in research on landscape processes and prehistory for the last twenty-five years. He is the author of The Making of Stonehenge, The Knossos Labyrinth and Minoans.

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