THE DAWN OF GENIUS: The Minoan Civilization and the Truth about Atlantis
The modern world looks back towards ancient Greece for the start of its philosophy, for the origins of its science, and for the foundations of its excursion into democracy. But is this either correct or fair? Was there something long before the City States of Greece flirted with geometry, astronomy, and inclusive politics from which Greece itself developed, merely as a pale reflection? Butler has put together his most exhaustive and yet most compelling presentation of how we came to be what we are today. He explores the genius that was the Minoan civilization and shows how accounts of the fabled Atlantis were actually memories of a worldwide catastrophe around 1600 BC. He puts back into the place the missing pieces of the puzzle that is Europe prior to a massive watershed in population and culture that took place after 2000 BC. This is probably the most comprehensive explanation of mysteries from a truly ancient world that has ever been written.
6X9 P/B, 238 pp., Illus.