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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Spiral from New Mexico Its arguments are now wholly invalid, but Donnelly’s “bricoleur” approach to use Claude Levi-Strauss’s term is absolutely fascinating.

While he doesn’t go into the Ancient Alien Theory, he does attempt to link all the major civilizations of mankind’s history to a pre-civilization I should have skipped this book though. The Central American and Mexican Colonies. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. More done from incorrect data and insufficient knowledge. Ornaments of the Bronze Age. Coin from Central America I particularly enjoyed how he tried to show various cultures have evolved from Atlantis with evidences to support his hypothesis.

Atlantis, the Antediluvian World

However, the author does offer his sources throughout and even quotes without resource, that information which would have wold considered common knowledge at the time. I do understand that much of the supposed facts this book is based on are now considered outdated, but even so, it is written in such a pseudo-scientifc manner that is utterly unbearable for anyone with some modern knowledge of geology, mythology and ancient history.


Very informative and well researched. Be they history or be they drama is a question that remains unanswered to this very day. There are many other Authors and books cited along the way. Want to Read saving….

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Copper Axe, Waterford, Ireland. The h’s in words like head, hear, etc where in fact read as b’s making them bead, bear, and so forth. The Antediluvian World Ignatius Donnelly Tamahu, from the Egyptian Monuments, B. Nearly years later we know more and the theories just dont hold up. Ship of William the Conqueror. Feb 08, Paul rated it really liked it Shelves: The Antediluvian World on Wikipediathe free encyclopedia.

Paperbackpages. It is a measure of the power of the Atlantis myth that, despite all the evidence to the contrary, the idea of a submerged Atlantic Ocean continent remains vigorous today, long after Donnelly’s work first appeared. Much better than a “Standard”, scientific text.

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To ask other readers questions about Atlantisplease sign up. I knew going in that antfdiluvian would be pseudoscience, but I was unprepared for how tedious it would be. May 24, Robert Mills rated it really liked it.


For me, that was interesting. I read another don’t remember the namebut after Plato’s passage it got heavily into crystal magic and sun worship. Donnelly’s other great, and questionable, assumption is that Antediluuvian is to be taken literally as regards Atlantis. Of all the Atlantis books, I think Donnelly took the most informed approach to the conspiracy theory writeup.

Atlantis: The Antedeluvian World by Ignatius Donnelly

He gives full credit to his predecessor and near contemporary. Many of its theories are the source of many modern-day concepts about Atlantis, including these: Elephant Pipe, Louisa County, Iowa. The Mountain the Sun goes behind at Night.

He was a US Congressman and lived from to Cross from Egyptian Monuments. Collector’s Library of the Unknown. A seminal work on Atlantis and a classic in the history of culture, this book is the starting point for anyone sincerely interested in the Atlantis myth. Section of the Treasure-house of Atreus at Mycenae.