The History of Atlantis

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Courier Corporation, 2003 - History - 238 pages
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The romantic legend of the rise and fall of Atlantis has enchanted imaginations since Plato first told of a glorious island in the Atlantic that sank beneath the waves. Speculation has abounded ever since: Was there really a great ancient civilization on a vast continent, now many thousands of fathoms under the sea? Or is Atlantis rooted in the Great Flood stories found in cultures around the world? Scientists formerly dismissed the possibility of Atlantis' existence but were obliged to reconsider, partly because of the author of this book. Lewis Spence (1874–1955) wrote five books about Atlantis, and this one is considered his best. A distinguished scholar, Spence sifted through a tremendous body of fact and guesswork in fields ranging from mythology and comparative religion to geography, geology, and archeology. He brings a fresh and imaginative vision to the old stories, separating fact from fancy in regard to Atlantis' history, geography, animal life, government, and religion. This work stands as the most authoritative study ever published on Atlantis, and Spence represents the perfect guide to this strange and enthralling mystery of the ancient world.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER I
1
CHAPTER II
7
CHAPTER III
24
CHAPTER IV
39
CHAPTER V
52
CHAPTER VI
75
CHAPTER VII
87
THE STONE AGE IN ATLANTIS
93
CHAPTER IX
122
CHAPTER X
145
LIFE IN ATLANTIS
160
CHAPTER XII
175
THE RELIGION OF ATLANTIS
181
CHAPTER XIV
200
CHAPTER XV
207
CHAPTER XVI
218

CHAPTER VIII
101
THE SoNs or PosEIDoNATIAsURANus AND
105

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