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The History of Atlantis [Kindle Edition]

Lewis Spence
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Book Description

Lewis Spence, well-known Scottish Folklorist, author and editor of many books on Mythology, Egypt, Atlantis, Anthropoolgy during the first half of our century, has gathered together in this book most of the known facts, sources and evidence on Atlantis. His conclusion that Atlantis did exist, and its influences survived in British, Irish, French, Portugese, Eastern North, South and Central America, can be summed up in his own words, namely: "But it is from the acceptance of my theory of the exstence of a definite Atlantean culture-complex, embodying certain peculiar and associated customs, that I hope to gain converts to the belief in a former widespread Atlantean civilizaion having cultural outposts in Western Europe and Eastern America, and connected with the motherland by way of the intervening islands. It is in this theory, I feel, that the strongest case for the pre-existence of Atlantis resides, and I confidently present it to my readers in the certainty that they will favourably consider a hypothesis which I devoutly believe approaches within measurable distance of the truth." A comprehensive source, from the early part of this century, on the evidence of Atlantis and its influences on our present civilization.

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About the Author

Lewis Spence was a Scottish historian (1874-1955) who is best known for his volumes on world mythology and his five Atlantis books. The History of Atlantis (1926) is considered his finest.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1393 KB
  • Print Length: 215 pages
  • Publisher: Garber Books (January 1, 1992)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008YZ94ZU
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,410,065 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars very readable; engrossing; September 7, 1999
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Spence picks up some loose ends Donelly could not tie in his book 'Atlantis'. Explanations for the pre-atlantean giants, antediluvians, and the subsequent diaspora. If you are interested in 'factual' Atlantis, or theoretical History, then you should get this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gives readers a good deal to enjoy and then some April 5, 2009
The myth and legend of Atlantis has captivated readers for ages. "The History of Atlantis" is a reprint of one of the earliest books on the subject, originally printed in 1926. Seeking he basis of the mythology from countless sources such as Egyptian history, Aztec records, and more. For anyone with an even a mild fascination with Atlantis, "The History Atlantis" gives readers a good deal to enjoy and then some.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Source to Turn To Over and Over Again May 23, 2013
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Despite the fact that my copy was a horrendous facsimile littered with formatting errors, I still found the text's overall content to be intriguing and useful. Basically, what the writer does is that he takes background information from various sources throughout history and pulls whatever he can find to support the idea that an Atlantis existed and takes that information even further in an attempt to reveal what that ancient civilization was like.

It's kind of like explaining what a person's life was like a hundred years ago after sifting through his leftover belongings. Sure, it's possible, but you're not going to get every detail right unless you're an amazing psychic--so take the information with a grain of salt.

What I like most about this book is that it led me to other sources I could access to learn more about the possibility of an Atlantis. For instance, before I read this book, I had no idea that corn and bananas could be used to support a former land mass in the Atlantic. Yes, the origin of corn is mysterious, and its use across the globe is best explained when one considers something like a seafaring race of Atlanteans in the Atlantic. Interesting, eh?
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars enlightened March 3, 2009
I was interested in atlantis after watching the series"Stargate Atlantis".The book takes on a simplistic approach to explain the myths and historical assumed evidence of the existence of atlantis.This is surely the start of my adventure !
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