WorldCat Identities

Settegast, Mary

Works: 3 works in 23 publications in 1 language and 1,537 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: CB430, 306.0904
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mary Settegast
Mona Lisa's moustache : making sense of a dissolving world by Mary Settegast( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A groundbreaking effort to find meaning in the disintegration of Western culture by looking through the lenses of economics, philosophy, art, physics, ecology, and spirituality
Plato prehistorian : 10,000 to 5000 B.C. in myth and archaeology by Mary Settegast( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Zarathustra spoke : the reformation of neolithic culture and religion by Mary Settegast( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ancient Greek and Roman historians ventured very few absolute dates in recounting events of great age, and yet several of them - Pliny, Eudoxus, Xanthus, Plutarch - specifically gave dates ranging from 6500 to 6200 B.C. for the time of Zarathustra (Greek Zoroaster), the legendary Iranian prophet whose missionary-borne message was said to have reached far beyond his native land. Until recently these ancient, almost mythic claims could neither be proved nor disproved, but advances in archaeological techniques now clearly reveal the presence of a transformative cultural impulse sweeping across Iran, Iraq, and even into southeast Europe in the last half of the seventh millennium B.C." "The evidence presented here challenges the conventional datings of Zarathustra (c. 630 B.C., c. 1500-1200 B.C.). It also counters the widely held view that the change from hunting and gathering to farming must be tied to the economics of survival. But if there is any truth in the ancient claims, two of the great puzzles of prehistory - the massive late-seventh-millennium spread of agriculture and the placement in time of one of the world's most influential religious leaders - could be resolved as one."--Jacket
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Audience level: 0.30 (from 0.21 for Mona Lisa' ... to 0.42 for When Zarat ...)

Mona Lisa's moustache : making sense of a dissolving world
Alternative Names
Mary Settegast American writer

Mary Settegast écrivaine américaine

English (22)

Plato prehistorian : 10,000 to 5000 B.C. in myth and archaeology