Heaven, Heroes And Happiness / Edition 1

Heaven, Heroes And Happiness / Edition 1

by Shan M. M. Winn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0819198609

ISBN-13: 9780819198600

Pub. Date: 02/28/1995

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

Heaven, Heroes and Happiness explores Western culture and its pervasive ideology while tracing its roots back to an ancient Proto-Indo-European homeland. This book explores ancient myth, the evidence of language history, and the archaeological record in an endeavor to show that the origin of Western civilization lies much deeper than had been anticipated. Contents&

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Heaven, Heroes and Happiness explores Western culture and its pervasive ideology while tracing its roots back to an ancient Proto-Indo-European homeland. This book explores ancient myth, the evidence of language history, and the archaeological record in an endeavor to show that the origin of Western civilization lies much deeper than had been anticipated. Contents: Patterns and Themes of Indo-European Ideology; Unveiling the Indo-European Legacy; The Ideology of Tripartite Completeness; Class, Conflict, and Compromise; 'Fear God'; Heroes with a Cause; The Pursuit of Happiness; Origins and Destinies Reinterpreted; In the Beginning; Ancient Myth in Disguise; The Armageddon Cycle; Indo-European Expansion and Ideological Impact; Twilight of the Goddess; A Collision of Cultures; Linguistic Paleontology; Quest for a Homeland.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819198600
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
02/28/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
442
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
Pt. IPattern and Themes of Indo-European Ideology
1Unveiling the Indo-European Legacy11
2The Ideology of Tripartite Completeness41
3Class, Conflict, and Compromise61
4"Fear God" - "Trust in God"81
5Heroes with a Cause105
6The Pursuit of Happiness135
Pt. IIOrigins and Destinies Reinterpreted
7In the Beginning159
8Ancient Myth in Disguise181
9The Armageddon Cycle209
Pt. IIIIndo-European Expansion and Ideological Impact
10Twilight of the Goddesses237
11A Collision of Cultures265
12Linguistic Paleontology305
13Quest for a Homeland333
Notes and References359
Sources of Illustrations413
Index417

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