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... I. The Chronicler's Tale 12 II. The Figure in Finland 26 III. The Iranian Parallel 36 IV. History, Myth and Reality 43 Intermezzo: A Guide for the Perplexed 56 V. The Unfolding in India 76 VI ... , Firdausi, like Homer before him, undertook to organize and record the Zendic tradition, which extended back from historic times into the purely mythical. The first section on the Pishdadian and Kaianian dynasties must be considered mythical throughout, ... own subjective opinions about what is easy and what is difficult might not be the most secure basis for a serious historiography of science. As Hans Ludendorff once pointed out, it is an unsound approach to Maya astronomy to start from ...
62. Chapter 17 Corroboration, Convergence, Analysis [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... meaning and coherence is likely to represent a historical reality'." Barbara Bell "The Dark Ages in Ancient History", American Journal of Archaeology, vol. 75 (1971), p. 2 "How do you ... VELIKOVSKIAN Vol. VI, Nos. 1, 2, 3 CHAPTER 17 CORROBORATION, CONVERGENCE, ANALYSIS "Of historical truth' [Henri] Frankfort (1951) [in The Birth of Civilization in the Near East] wrote ... consistency." Ludmilla Jordanova History in Practice (London 2000), pp. 95-96 "What he [the historian] cannot do is to make the initial assumption, to go on thinking and to arrive at a conclusion different ...
63. On "the Year -687" [Journals] [Kronos]
... of Ma Tuan-Lin's thirteenth-century WÍn Hsien T'ung K'ao, being a compilation of Chinese records of meteors and meteorites from dynastic histories and ancient books.(5 ) It is the earliest observation in the list. Ma got it from the ... 687 A.D ., but -687 is actually 688 B.C . Velikovsky here was referring to the historical year 687 B.C . He employed a number of locutions including "minus" to avoid "B . ... from the soil of Mesopotamia, the works of these ancient annalists are intelligible to their descendants today. Secondly, historians in China enjoyed a respect (and bureaucratic entrenchment) which made them to a considerable extent independent of the personal ...
64. Cuneiform Astronomical Records and Celestial Instability [Books] [de Grazia books]
... book entitled Sybillinischer Sternkampf und PhaŽthon in naturgeschichtlicher Beleuchtung, The Sybilline Battle of the Stars and Phaethon Seen as Natural History, '( Munster, 1927). He who rested his fame on tomes which, in spite of their ... the debate shifted to controversies about generalities, obscuring thereby the more meaningful aspect that cuneiform texts provide a new exact historical documentation, more reliable than most of those that had been hitherto available. Kugler insisted that one should suspend judgment ... was the planet Venus), was made contemporary with these events. In the chronology set up by the Greek historian Ephorus (fourth century B.C .) the cataclysm took place in the year 1528/7 B. ...
65. Catastrophism and Anthropology [Journals] [SIS Review]
... leading scholars were convinced that the ancient flood traditions and festivals originated from natural catastrophes that had occurred during man's early history. Both historians and anthropologists were able to point to a rich variety of catastrophe legends found throughout the world. ... more than 2500 years these ancient traditions were generally viewed as historical. Not only did all the famous scholars of antiquity write about these natural disasters but, moreover, during the 18th and 19th century the newly established science of geology ... rise to findings and strata which clearly seemed to testify to major natural upheavals. As a consequence, scientists of Europe's enlightenment (among others Vico, Boulanger, Whiston, Cuvier) related the origins of ancient customs and rituals to ...
66. Eastern Anatolia and Velikovsky's Chronological Revisions I [Journals] [Kronos]
... Issue Contents Eastern Anatolia and Velikovsky's Chronological Revisions* I Robert H. Hewsen [* Paper read at the Duquesne History Forum, Pittsburgh, Pa., October 29, 1974.] I In this study, I would like ... . Goetze, Klelnasien, 2nd ed. (Munich, 1957), A. Gugushvili, "Ethnological and Historical Division of Georgia", Georgica 1/2-3 (Paris, 1936) 54-59; O. R. Gurney ... The Hittites (Baltimore, 1961 ); H. G. Guterbock, "The Hurrian Element in the Hittite Empire", Cahiers d'Histoire Mondiale 2 (Paris, 1954) 283ff; H. G. GŁtebock, "Towards ...
67. The Bible Unearthed by Israel Finkelstein & Neil Asher Silberman (Book review) [Journals] [SIS Review]
... of post-Exilic date and possibly even as late as Hellenistic times. It should be remembered that the Bible is not history but Holy Scripture, with a religious agenda. Its novelty is that it uses history to get across the idea ... material to substantiate them. It is clear the Bible is a compilation from sources including folk tales, legends and historical traditions. It is known that the Canaanites and their predecessors had access to the writing medium and texts from the ... , or during or after the Exile. Their system is to describe the archaeology and then try to fit the historiography - and clearly it does not work. David Rohl's Biblical Archaeology', on the other hand, takes the ...
68. Sun, Moon, and Sothis: A Study of Calendars and Calendar Reforms in Ancient Egypt by Lynn E. Rose [Journals] [Aeon]
... ended would be to cast adrift from our only firm anchor, a course that would have serious consequences for the history, not of Egypt alone, but of the entire Middle East." [1 ] And yet, the ... book isn't for everyone, as it heavily concentrates on the minutiae of calendrical detail that perhaps only a mathematician or historical specialist in such matters could fully appreciate or even conditionally respect. It is, without doubt, a superbly scholarly ... unpopular hypotheses. The chroniclers themselves cannot afford that luxury, for this appears to be a Copernican revolution in modern historiography. Moreover, one can hardly ignore the flushing down the tubes of 150 years of intensely protracted scholarship in Egyptian ...
69. Early History of the Israelite People by TL Thompson [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... From: SIS Chronology and Catastrophism Workshop 1994 No 2 (Dec 1994) Home | Issue Contents Early History of the Israelite People by TL Thompson (EJ Brill, New York, 1992) TL Thompson has caused something of ... claims is based on number symbolism. Thompson makes the point that the dynasty of Omri and Ahab is a known historical fact by reason it is recorded by the Assyrians. It was also specifically associated with the city of Samaria - ... is no evidence it was ever known as Israel (? ) which seems to imply that Israel may have been a component part of the northern kingdom. It could be argued that previous to Omri there was no unified kingdom and ...
... could comprehend. Ralph Marcus, a Columbia translator of the Jewish historian Josephus, more pointedly advised Velikovsky to quit history and stick to psychology. On the other hand, Jericho excavator John Garstang read an early draft of the first ... February 12, "Neon and Argon in the Atmosphere of Mars," predicting, on the basis of his historical cosmography, the presence there of rich amounts of the noble gases. He also began, cautiously, to set ... his vision to the Americans in an idiom they could comprehend. Ralph Marcus, a Columbia translator of the Jewish historian Josephus, more pointedly advised Velikovsky to quit history and stick to psychology. On the other hand, Jericho excavator ...
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