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The History of Atlantis (Barnes & Noble Digital Library) [NOOK Book]

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This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.
 
Atlantis has fascinated scholars and occultists for centuries since Plato wrote about the sunken city in Timaeus and Critias. Whether Plato was presenting Atlantis as factual history or merely as a philosophical device, Lewis Spence's The History of Atlantis has ensured that the fascination with Plato's story has continued to the present day. Spence, ...
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The History of Atlantis (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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Overview


This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.
 
Atlantis has fascinated scholars and occultists for centuries since Plato wrote about the sunken city in Timaeus and Critias. Whether Plato was presenting Atlantis as factual history or merely as a philosophical device, Lewis Spence's The History of Atlantis has ensured that the fascination with Plato's story has continued to the present day. Spence, despite his reputation as a scholar of mythology and folklore, presents a history of Atlantis that is consistent with the available physical evidence.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781411468276
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 3/13/2012
  • Series: Barnes & Noble Digital Library
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • File size: 2 MB

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James Lewis Thomas Chalmers Spence was born in Forfarshire, Scotland, in 1874. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute and became Vice-President of the Scottish Anthropological and Folklore Society. His first book about Plato's island was The Problem of Atlantis (1924), followed by Atlantis in America (1925), and then The History of Atlantis (1926). He is also the author of The Myths of Mexico and Peru (1913), The Ancient Egyptian Myths and Legends (1915), and The Myths of the North American Indians (1914). Spence was awarded a Royal pension in 1951 for Services to Literature, and died in 1955.
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  • Posted May 23, 2011

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    Mentions the Mayans!

    this is a great intro to his other works, but to know that it was in fact WHY the mayans already had their knowledge, because they were antlanteans, is the most plausible answer.

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