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eBook The Atlantis Syndrome ePub

by Paul Jordan

  • ISBN: 0750935189
  • Category: Occult and Paranormal
  • Subcategory: Spirituality
  • Author: Paul Jordan
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Sutton Publishing Ltd (December 31, 2001)
  • Pages: 309
  • ePub book: 1156 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1572 kb
  • Other: lrf txt lit docx
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 788

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The Atlantis Syndrome Hardcover – December 25, 2001. Paul Jordan, who studied archaeology at university, is a pretty good writer in my opinion. I quite enjoyed this book, which I got for a project on Atlantology and alternative archaeology.

The Atlantis Syndrome Hardcover – December 25, 2001. by. Paul Jordan (Author). It's one of the few books by a skeptic to give in-depth coverage to some of the newer writers like Graham Hancock and the Flem-Aths. Reading this would be a good way to decide whether you want to invest the time in reading their (rather long) books.

Paul Jordan read Archaeology and Anthropology at Cambridge University and was for many years a writer and producer of television . This books is squarely in the corner of all the academics that say that Atlantis never existed.

Paul Jordan read Archaeology and Anthropology at Cambridge University and was for many years a writer and producer of television programmes about science, history and archaeology with both the BBC and Independent Television. He is the author of Neanderthal, Early Man, Riddles of the Sphinx, The Face of the Past (Batsford) and Egypt the Black Land (Phaidon). It's fine to have that that opinion, but the book is also overly dry, academic, and is much like a sleeping pill.

Renowned anthropologist Jordan carefully unravels the whole Atlantis mythology, starting with its first reference, the works of. .

Renowned anthropologist Jordan carefully unravels the whole Atlantis mythology, starting with its first reference, the works of Plato around 360 BC. Product Identifiers. товар 2 The Atlantis Syndrome by Jordan, Paul Hardback Book The Fast Free Shipping -The Atlantis Syndrome by Jordan, Paul Hardback Book The Fast Free Shipping. 376,14 RUB. Бесплатная доставка. товар 3 The Atlantis Syndrome By Paul Jordan. 9780750925976 -The Atlantis Syndrome By Paul Jordan.

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In The Atlantis Syndrome, Paul Jordan maps the invention, abandonment, and rediscovery of the concept of Atlantis from Plato's invention of Atlantis in his moral tale of the ruining of Athens, to the present day 'alternative archaeologies' which use his analogy as their foundation.

Renowned anthropologist Jordan carefully unravels the whole Atlantis mythology, starting with its first reference, the . Rather disappointing. The Atlantis Syndrome is a history – and debunking – of ideas about of Atlantis

Renowned anthropologist Jordan carefully unravels the whole Atlantis mythology, starting with its first reference, the works of Plato around 360 B. The Atlantis Syndrome is a history – and debunking – of ideas about of Atlantis. If you haven’t be reading Plato recently, Atlantis appears in two dialogues, Timaeus and Critias. Tam incelemeyi okuyun. Kullanıcı Değerlendirmesi - AndreasJ - LibraryThing.

Michael Jordan, Jane Jordan, Paul Jordan. This work unravels the whole Atlantis mythology, starting with the first reference to it in the works of Plato in about 360BC. It follows the evolution of the idea through classical times and the Middle Ages, and shows how the modern approach to the story was pioneered by an Italian poet in 1530.

In The Atlantis Syndrome , Paul Jordan maps the invention, abandonment, and rediscovery of the concept of Atlantis from Plato's invention of Atlantis in his moral tale of the ruining of Athens, to the present day 'alternative archaeologies' which use his analogy as their foundation. Jordan argues that contemporary archaeology has gone far beyond the need for an Atlantis to explain the distant human past and outlines contemporary archaeological thinking about human evolution, prehistory and classical history and society. Ultimately he takes in turn several of the more popular books on the Atlantis theory and critically analyses their evidence and approach. In this way he effectively shoots down several modern heroes of the modern cult of Atlantology, looking at the underlying motivations for their writings. He also warns of the `colonialist and missionary condescension' enshrined in their hyperdiffusionist ideas. This is a fascinating and much needed contextual analysis of the `Atlantis Syndrome' and should be read by anyone interested in this subject.

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Gldasiy Gldasiy
Atlantis, ostensibly a dystopian creation of Plato who attempted to make a philosophical point in an imaginative manner, continues to intrigue modern thinkers and dreamers. One cannot easily separate the charlatans from the more sober rationalizers, but Jordan has made a valiant effort. I don't find his attitude to be overly condescending towards the New Age dupes and the mystics who follow them,as some reviewers have. Madam Blavatsky and her imitators were nothing more than carnival tarot-readers and they are properly given short-shrift. Jordan does provide a reasonable assessment of why others of a more scientific, if misguided, bent--such as Ignatius Donnelly--have tried to rescue Atlantis from the depths of fantasy. The "syndrome" in the book's title,consists of this obsession to find Plato's lost civilization somewhere on our globe--or in outer space. If you are a New Age true believer then this book is not for you. But if you want to learn about the convoluted journey of the Atlantis quest from the fifth century BC to the 21st century, then here is a well-written and comprehensive guide.
Scoreboard Bleeding Scoreboard Bleeding
Paul Jordan, who studied archaeology at university, is a pretty good writer in my opinion. I quite enjoyed this book, which I got for a project on Atlantology and alternative archaeology. It's one of the few books by a skeptic to give in-depth coverage to some of the newer writers like Graham Hancock and the Flem-Aths. Reading this would be a good way to decide whether you want to invest the time in reading their (rather long) books.

There is a section on traditional/academic accounts of human origins and prehistory, which seems misplaced. Jordan is trying to provide the accepted account along with some of the evidence so that his readers have the necessary information to follow his critique. But I found it disrupted the flow of the book. I wonder whether it would have been possible to integrate it into the Atlantology sections, or move it to a long appendix. It's easy enough to skip over if you know a little about prehistory, and it doesn't significantly detract from the book as a whole.

I've also read Jordan's book on the Sphinx, which is more of a picture book or coffee table book. If you are familiar with his Sphinx book, expect more text and substance from this work.

There are some illustrations in a photo section of the book. Some of them seemed pointless to me, until I finally reached his explanation near the end. Good job, Jordan!
RED RED
Although a bit dry at points and laced with Brit-humor that may not be understood (newage types are notoriously lacking in humor), Jordan's book is a good general overview of why Atlantis searchers were wrong, why they are wrong, and why we can expect more of the same in the future. More ink has been spilled over a some completely misunderstood Plato, and Jordan explains why it has been a waste.

I find it remarkable that many of these people who rabbit off in search of Atlantis don't even bother to learn enough Greek to read the original Plato. Why does this matter? Because the Atlantis parts of Plato are often taken more literally than the Bible. If you extrapolate from a translation then you can't be certain that your interpretation is even based on the actual words used. A good read and excellent antidote to the output of the Atlantis-industrial complex.
ndup ndup
What a horrible book. Not only does the author not take a good look at any of the archelogical evidence relating to the premise of Atlantis, his writing style becomes quite irritating after awhile, like a college professor who thinks he's being witty and clever and really coming across as a pompous blowhard. Despite another reviewer's claim that this book dispels the myth of Atlantis, it doesn't do that at all. It simply spouts the same arguments that academics have been saying for years who haven't even looked at the evidence because the topic of Atlantis isn't respectable enough for them (sonar readings show no continent on the ocean floor, etc.). The real truth of the matter is that there has never been a single expedition into the Atlantic with the sole purpose of looking for Atlantis, and much of accepted, 'respectable' archeology, history, even geology is, in actuality, mere guesswork. Any author is entitled to his opinion, of course, but this book has no market. The bottom line is people who buy books on Atlantis do so because they're interested in the subject. There might well be an equal amount of people who don't believe in it, but I can't imagine they're willing to spend twenty dollars on a book like this for it. Nice cover, though, hopefully they'll keep that, at least, for the paperback version - if it even gets one.
Gaiauaco Gaiauaco
This books is squarely in the corner of all the academics that say that Atlantis never existed. It's fine to have that that opinion, but the book is also overly dry, academic, and is much like a sleeping pill. It seems to be written more to impress academics (and for the author to hear his own, at times, overly pompous tones)than to inform the reader. The book doesn't explain, it tells. I also get the feeling that in each case the author was looking for the most mundane answer to every riddle. It is if, before printing, it was edited by a team the most narrow-minded (and dull) archeologists that one could find.