Heaven, Heroes and Happiness: The Indo-European Roots of Western Ideology / Edition 1

Heaven, Heroes and Happiness: The Indo-European Roots of Western Ideology / Edition 1

by Shan Winn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0819198609

ISBN-13: 9780819198600

Pub. Date: 03/21/1995

Publisher: UPA

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&

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819198600
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
03/21/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
440
Sales rank:
1,260,535
Product dimensions:
5.68(w) x 8.24(h) x 1.37(d)

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