Race Life of the Aryan Peoples Volume I: The Old World

Race Life of the Aryan Peoples Volume I: The Old World

by Joseph Widney


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A classic study in the origin of the European peoples, told not in terms of leaders or kings and queens, but rather in terms of geographic, cultural, political and social development. Defining the "Aryan family" as the Brahmins of India, the Medo-Persians of Iran, the Græco-Latins, the Celts, the Slavs, and the Teutons, the author identifies the linguistic, geographic and cultural origin of these nations' originators and how they migrated outwards into their respective homelands. The work concludes with the introduction of Christianity into Europe and the subsequent ascendancy of the Anglo-Saxon people (what the author calls the "Engle man") and their culture.
From the introduction: "Race life is broader, deeper, richer than the life of any man, or of any men. The Greek colonies, not Ilium and Atreides Agamemnon, are the true epic of Hellas, vastly more marvelous. So of the Aryan folk; not the Vedas, not the Avestas, not the Iliad, or the Nibelungenlied, or Beowulf, but the marvelous tale of what the Aryan man has lived-how he has subdued the wild and waste lands-how he has made the desert to blossom as the rose-how he has built up empire with ax and plow, and has sailed the unknown paths of the seas-these are his true race epic. The others are only as the fairy tales which old wives tell to their children. We read between the lines of the written epic to find the truer and greater epic which lies beyond. This book is an attempt to unfold somewhat of the race epic which the Aryan peoples have lived."

Joseph Pomeroy Widney, M.D. D.D. LL.D (1841-1938) was an American doctor, educator, historian, and religious leader. Born in Ohio, he served during the American Civil War as a field doctor, and moved to California in 1862. In Los Angeles he helped found the Los Angeles Medical Society, the University of Southern California, becoming its second President and founding Dean of its School of Medicine.

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ISBN-13: 9780464986409
Publisher: Blurb
Publication date: 01/09/2019
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

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