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Atlantis destroyed

Author: Rodney Castleden
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Legendary Atlantis long has hovered between fable and folk tale, taken as fact by some, allegory by others. Author Rodney Castleden incorporates the entire body of scholarship extant on Bronze Age cultures to demonstrate how what he calls the "myth" of Atlantis evolved. 30 photos. 50 line figures. 19 maps.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rodney Castleden
ISBN: 0415165393 9780415165396 0415247594 9780415247597
OCLC Number: 37884892
Description: xiv, 225 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 'All the islands and many other islands also' --
Preludes to discovery --
Thera: the second rediscovery --
The bronze age city of Thera emerges --
Atlantean arts and crafts --
Theran food and trade --
Writing and wall-painting --
Art, religion and society --
The last days of Akrotiri --
Atlantis destroyed --
Deconstruction of Atlantis.
Responsibility: Rodney Castleden.
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This text examines the legend of the lost continent of Atlantis, whose famed description is found in Plato's Timaeus and the Critias. It explores the possibility that the account given by Plato is  Read more...

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"Castleden's book offers a thorough and attractively illustrated discussion of Thera in particular and Minoan culture in general...."-Religious Studies Review, April 2001 "A fine synthesis of Read more...

 
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