Heaven, Heroes And Happiness / Edition 1

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780819198600
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 2/28/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 442
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
Pt. I Pattern and Themes of Indo-European Ideology
1 Unveiling the Indo-European Legacy 11
2 The Ideology of Tripartite Completeness 41
3 Class, Conflict, and Compromise 61
4 "Fear God" - "Trust in God" 81
5 Heroes with a Cause 105
6 The Pursuit of Happiness 135
Pt. II Origins and Destinies Reinterpreted
7 In the Beginning 159
8 Ancient Myth in Disguise 181
9 The Armageddon Cycle 209
Pt. III Indo-European Expansion and Ideological Impact
10 Twilight of the Goddesses 237
11 A Collision of Cultures 265
12 Linguistic Paleontology 305
13 Quest for a Homeland 333
Notes and References 359
Sources of Illustrations 413
Index 417
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