Atlantis: The Antediluvian World [Ignatius Loyola DONNELLY ( – )] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The theory on the world of. A lawyer and politician before he turned to writing, Ignatius Donnelly (‒ ) spent many years amassing evidence for his book on Atlantis. Displaying an. The great classic of Atlantis, this book more than any other established the existence of this lost continent for the modern world. Attracting hundreds of thousands.

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Atlantis: The Antediluvian World by Ignatius L. Donnelly

I wasn’t sure whose book I was reading. Cross and Pyramid Mound, Ohio. The Iberian Colonies of Atlantis Coin from Central America. Bronze Knives from Switzerland May 24, Robert Mills rated it really liked it.

Somewhat dated based upon the exploration of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, but modern science has yet to preclude the possibility of an ancient civilization. Cross from Monuments of Palenque.

Stucco Bass-relief in the Palace of Palenque There are many other Authors and books cited along the way. Unfortunately is is written in a dry scientific style devoid of humor, making it tough to slog through. One example is the frequent mention of Pre-Columbian coinage in the Americas, which, as the son of a numismatist, I have never seen, and having done research of my own, I cannot wtlantis any corroborating evidence for although I would not reject the idea outright.


Walls at Gran-Chimu, Peru.

Copper Axe, from a Mound near Laporte, Indiana I almost believe it. Donnelly considered Plato’s account of Atlantis as largely factual and attempted to establish that all known ancient civilizations were descended from this lost land.

Atlantis, the Antediluvian World

Retrieved from ” https: However, I’m not willing to say that Plato’s account of Atlantis the mythical empire can be held as fact. No trivia or quizzes yet. The highly appealing idea of a lost continent with a high civilization, one that was the mother of all other civilizations, is one of the most enduring of all human myths and shows no signs of disappearing.

This recipe of circular logic, forgone conclusions and more than a hint of white supremacy may have been a complete waste of time, but it was successful in quickly putting me to sleep for the past nine months.

Despite the many more recent discoveries that have proved many of his “facts” to be false, his arguments still dazzle and his central myth continues to fascinate. Books by Ignatius L. Why else would all world cultures have a tradition of the Great Flood if it hadn’t occurred somewhere in man’s collective memory?

In a nutshell, the language is quite “old world”. This book was written in However, about pages from the end, it just got boring for me.

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Spence was a Scotsman and lived from to I liked the way he showed similarity between various language types and how they could evolve from one to the other. The real problem is that who ever transferred the book to digital did not read the book or read the finished product to make sure that the words match up.


Ancient Irish Vase of the Bronze Age Calabrian Peasants Ingulfed by Crevasses A great overview of 19th-century occult thought, with some startling insights. While the author assumes more than he should have from “links,” so to speak, between cultures, custom and folklore, and also demonstrates huge gaps in his reasoning, I find his theories compelling.

I read this book because it apparently indirectly influenced the development of the Antediluvjan Party in Germany Atlantis plays a prominent role in Nazi mythology of the Aryan “master race”though Donnelly does not make any of the claims of These days there seems to be so much interest in Atlantis, a legendary city first described by Plato in his dialogues, Wofld and Critias.

Cereals of the Age of Stone in Europe.