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Mysteries of Native American Myth and Religion By Gary R. Varner
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Folklorist Gary R. Varner takes a lengthy look at various myths, legends and beliefs of Native Americans in this book. Included are stories and archaeological finds from various lands that suggest... More > cultural contacts between explorers from China, Japan, the Mediterranean and Europe with Native Americans in pre-Columbian times. Native American folklore and myths are examined including the universal legends of the flood and stories of the mysterious god-men such as Quetzalcoatl, Votan and Chinigchinix, who brought the arts, technology and civilization to indigenous cultures. Mysteries of Native American Myth and Religion is a fact-filled, yet fascinating story of the original inhabitants of North and South America. Varner has written several books on folklore and mythology and is a member of the American Folklore Society and the Foundation for Mythological Studies.< Less
Mysteries of Native American Myth and Religion By Gary R. Varner
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Folklorist Gary R. Varner takes a lengthy look at various myths, legends and beliefs of Native Americans in this book. Included are stories and archaeological finds from various lands that suggest... More > cultural contacts between explorers from China, Japan, the Mediterranean and Europe with Native Americans in pre-Columbian times. Native American folklore and myths are examined including the universal legends of the flood and stories of the mysterious god-men such as Quetzalcoatl, Votan and Chinigchinix, who brought the arts, technology and civilization to indigenous cultures. Mysteries of Native American Myth and Religion is a fact-filled, yet fascinating story of the original inhabitants of North and South America. Varner has written several books on folklore and mythology and is a member of the American Folklore Society and the Foundation for Mythological Studies.< Less
Marco Polo's Daughters--Asian Discovery of the New World By Gunnar Thompson
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Marco Polo was an eyewitness to the Asian discovery of the New World. The book is "New History" or real history that follows three Yuan Chinese voyages to ancient America. Marco Polo's New... More > World adventures were the subject of seminars that his daughters (Fantina, Bellela, and Moretta) gave to the women's salons of Italy. It was all part of a Literacy Training Program that featured real-life voyages to Alaska, the Canadian Arctic, the Pacific Northwest Coast, Mexico, and Peru. Marco wasn't just a traveling journalist, he was actually a field agent for the Polo Brothers' Spy Team. They brought back to Venice the first Chinese firearms, maps of the Northwest Passage, the Salish Sea, San Francisco, and King Solomon's Ophir. The author was asked by the Rossi Family to examine the maps and letters by Marco's daughters.< Less
Marco Polo's Daughters: Asian Discovery of the New World By Gunnar Thompson
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Tells the story of how Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Persian explorers mapped ancient America's West Coast. Marco Polo’s daughters were among the women who altered the course of history. The... More > book reveals the story behind their incredible “Adventure Travel Shows.” Marco Polo was much more than just a traveling journalist who went to China in the 13th century. He was first-and-foremost a technological spy. Marco Polo's voyages covered coastal regions along the Northwest Passage of Canada and down the West Coast from Alaska to Peru. These were presented to the Italian women’s salons of the early Renaissance, where they played a significant role in the literacy and scientific training of young women. Marco Polo started the Northwest Passage Legend; and he brought the first firearms (the harquebus) back to Europe from China.< Less
American Discovery: World Heritage By Gunnar Thompson
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The True Story of America’s Multiethnic Heritage of Discovery is presented for general adult readers in action-packed, detective-style narratives. Join in the fun and excitement as First... More > People, Egyptians, Romans, Japanese, Chinese, Welsh, Irish, Norse, Greek, African, Jewish, Hindu, and Muslim seafarers all discover the New World before Columbus. Includes the latest research: Greek slaves worked Minoan Mines of Lake Superior; Nubian overlords brought Egyptian agriculture to Mexico in 1400 BC; the early Mexican metropolis of Teotihuacan was a trading center serving Roman, Chinese, Hindu, and Persian merchants; refugee Horse Tribes fleeing Genghis Khan brought Asian horses and Horse Culture to the Great Plains. Marco Polo was a “witness to history.” He sailed with Chinese explorers who mapped the West Coast. He returned to Venice in 1295 with maps and the latest Chinese guns. The book is packed with authentic maps, artifacts, and ships.< Less
Alexander the Great By Jacob Abbott
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Alexander the Great was a king of the Greek kingdom of Macedon. Born in Pella in 356 BC, Alexander succeeded his father, Philip II to the throne at the age of twenty. He spent most of his ruling... More > years on an unprecedented military campaign through Asia and northeast Africa, until by the age of thirty he had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world, stretching from Greece to Egypt and into present-day Pakistan. He was undefeated in battle and is considered one of history's most successful commanders. Alexander's legacy includes the cultural diffusion his conquests engendered. He founded some twenty cities that bore his name, most notably Alexandria in Egypt. Alexander's settlement of Greek colonists and the resulting spread of Greek culture in the east resulted in a new Hellenistic civilization, aspects of which were still evident in the traditions of the Byzantine Empire in the mid-15th century. Military academies throughout the world still teach his tactics.< Less
The Rhyta of Thrace: Visual Hybridity between the West and the East By Diana Kalitzin
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This book gives a view on the development, production, diffusion and function of the rhyton in Thrace, on the cultural, diplomatic contacts and the artistic exchange between Achaemenid, Greek and... More > local Thracian ideas and how they co-existed and hybridized. This regional study challenges the traditional core-periphery status relationship between Greek and non-Greek cultures and assesses the Thracian metalwork, not only in terms of form, style and decorative motifs, but also, iconography. A unique highlight of this research is the world’s most spectacular gold rhyton, the Panagyurishte amphora-rhyton, which has been an iconographical puzzle for scholars since its discovery in 1949 and is now decoded.< Less
Atlantis the Antediluvian World By Ignatius Donnelly
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At the center of Donnelly's thesis are a set of similarities between widely separated cultures. This he interpreted as evidence that all civilization diffused outward from a central point (a now... More > sunken continent in the mid-Atlantic). He cites mythological, linguistic, ethnographic and other evidence for this theory, which at the time seemed to add up to an airtight case. Donnelly proposes a literal interpretation of Plato's account of Atlantis. He also ties Atlantis into the global flood myth-complex. These, until recently, have been two of the most compelling unsolved puzzles of history. What was Plato writing about when he described the prehistoric civilization of Atlantis, which disappeared overnight in a great catastrophe? Was this an actual historical account, or a philosophical fable? And why do widely separated cultures on every continent, Australia, the Americas, Europe and Asia all have a similar myth of a great flood from which only a few humans survived to restart civilization?< Less
Mythical Monsters By Charles Gould
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The core of the book is about dragons: Western, Chinese, and Japanese, although it also covers the Sea-serpent, the Unicorn, and the Chinese Phoenix. Gould hypothesized that the dragon was based on... More > an unknown, very rare animal, a huge reptile with wings, which became extinct in historical times. He also concluded that persistent sea-serpent sightings were also due to an undiscovered surviving prehistoric marine animal. He drew on the then-emerging body of fossil evidence for prehistoric megafauna, from flying lizards to whale-sized aquatic dinosaurs. In context the proposal was not all that outrageous. Darwin had 25 years earlier proposed that humans are part of a huge web of biological relationships over vast realms of time and space. Gould leads off with a discussion of some other 'earth mysteries:' the world-wide flood myth, cultural diffusion, Atlantis, and extensive cryptozoology.< Less
Permeated Reparation: Lower Ninth Ward Transitional Housing By Joseph Vraspir
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Permeated Reparation: Transitional Housing in New Orlean’s Lower Ninth Ward 2010 University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee Architectural Thesis. As a result of Hurricane Katrina over 1800 people... More > lost their lives and the resulting migration was the largest in United States history surpassing even the Civil War. Over 1 million people left their homes. Permeated Reparation is an attempt to recapture and repair (reparation) the magnificent culture and atmosphere that defined the Lower Ninth and the rest of New Orleans. The goal of Permeated Reparation is to blend a variety of housing, commercial and public spaces meant to diffuse and spread (permeate) through the Lower Ninth. This includes “Volunteer Housing” for the hundreds of weekly volunteers that continue to travel to the Lower Ninth Ward and donate their time to rebuilding and secondly “Transitional Housing” for both new populations looking to move to the Lower Ninth and former residents attempting to move back to the area.< Less