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Atlantis: The Antediluvian World [Ignatius Loyola DONNELLY ( – )] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The theory on the world of. A lawyer and politician before he turned to writing, Ignatius Donnelly (‒ ) spent many years amassing evidence for his book on Atlantis. Displaying an. The great classic of Atlantis, this book more than any other established the existence of this lost continent for the modern world. Attracting hundreds of thousands.

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Atlantis, the Antediluvian World

I think we shouldn’t gloss over that. Indeed, some scholars have read Plato’s legend as simply an oblique political critique of the Athenian navarchy. If you are truly interested in Atlantis and lost civilizations, these books provide much food for thought. You can see the scary turn racism took in the first half of the 20th century.

This is the book that apparently ignited a lot of the interest in Atlantis. Donnely bad this was Donnelly’s only, truly successful work, he’s quite a writer. I almost believe it. He was nominated f U. The Deluge of the Bible. Want donnelly Read Currently Reading Read. They are our primary source for all things Atlantis. And some facts presentedunfortunately have no basis in truth. Be they history or be they drama is a question that remains unanswered to this antediluvvian day.

Think, perhaps most appositively, of some future scholars seeking the location of Thomas More’s Utopia. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The Testimony of the Sea Fragment of Pottery, Lake Neufchatel, Switzerland.


Ancient Vase from the Mounds of the United States I read this book because it apparently indirectly influenced the development of the Nazi Party in Germany Atlantis antediluvina a prominent role in Nazi mythology of the Aryan “master race”though Donnelly does not make any of the claims of These days there seems to aylantis so much interest in Atlantis, a legendary city first described by Plato in his dialogues, Timaeus and Critias.

Atlantis: The Antedeluvian World by Ignatius Donnelly

One example is the frequent mention of Pre-Columbian coinage in the Americas, which, as the son of a numismatist, I have never seen, and having done research of my own, I atlantks find any corroborating evidence for although I would not reject the idea outright.

Donnelly presupposes and favors the transmission hypothesis and sees such correspondences between early cultures as evidence of a common source which he associates with Plato’s Atlantis.

Mexican Representation of Elephant. This work was published before January 1,and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least years ago.

Shell Ornament, Mound near Nashville, Tennessee. My eBook copy did not include any charts or photographs. However, the author does offer his sources throughout and even quotes without resource, that information which would have been considered common knowledge at the time.

Religious Emblem of the Bronze Age, Switzerland.

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We like to think the Germans were alone in Naziism, but it was rife everywhere – including America. Great Pyramid of Xcoch, Mexico. Donnelly’s other great, and questionable, assumption is that Plato is to be taken literally as regards Atlantis. Bronze Knives from Denmark. The Deluge Legends of other Nations Cereals of the Age of Stone in Europe.


I do understand that much of the supposed facts this book is based on are now considered outdated, but even so, it is written in such a pseudo-scientifc manner that is utterly unbearable for anyone with atantis modern knowledge of geology, mythology and ancient history.

His most known theories are on Atlantis, Shakespearean authorship and Catastrophism. Carving on the Buddhist Tower, Sarnath, India. American Evidences of Intercourse with Europe or Atlantis The Pyramid, the Cross, and the Garden of Eden Or even the melting ice at the end of the last ice age.

Great Pyramid of Xcoch, Mexico Despite the many more recent discoveries that have proved many of his “facts” to be false, his arguments still dazzle and his central myth continues to fascinate.

The Pyramid, the Cross, and the Garden of Eden. He raises a lot of intriguing questions about the similarities between ancient human societies across the world which still have not been satisfactorily explained by modern science.

Ancient Coins of Tyre. For example, he makes similarities betwwen the Mayan and Phoenecian languages. Worth the read if only for the book’s historical significance and Donnelly’s creative melange of science, history, and myth.


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