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Heaven, Heroes and Happiness : The Indo-European Roots of Western Ideology - Shan M.M. Winn

Heaven, Heroes and Happiness

The Indo-European Roots of Western Ideology

Paperback Published: 21st March 1995
ISBN: 9780819198600
Number Of Pages: 440

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Heaven, Heroes and Happiness explores Western culture and its pervasive ideology while tracing its roots back to an ancient Proto-Indo-European homeland. This book explores ancient myth, the evidence of language history, and the archaeological record in an endeavor to show that the origin of Western civilization lies much deeper than had been anticipated. Contents: Patterns and Themes of Indo-European Ideology; Unveiling the Indo-European Legacy; The Ideology of Tripartite Completeness; Class, Conflict, and Compromise; 'Fear God'; Heroes with a Cause; The Pursuit of Happiness; Origins and Destinies Reinterpreted; In the Beginning; Ancient Myth in Disguise; The Armageddon Cycle; Indo-European Expansion and Ideological Impact; Twilight of the Goddess; A Collision of Cultures; Linguistic Paleontology; Quest for a Homeland.

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introductionp. 1
Pattern and Themes of Indo-European Ideology
Unveiling the Indo-European Legacyp. 11
The Ideology of Tripartite Completenessp. 41
Class, Conflict, and Compromisep. 61
"Fear God" - "Trust in God"p. 81
Heroes with a Causep. 105
The Pursuit of Happinessp. 135
Origins and Destinies Reinterpreted
In the Beginningp. 159
Ancient Myth in Disguisep. 181
The Armageddon Cyclep. 209
Indo-European Expansion and Ideological Impact
Twilight of the Goddessesp. 237
A Collision of Culturesp. 265
Linguistic Paleontologyp. 305
Quest for a Homelandp. 333
Notes and Referencesp. 359
Sources of Illustrationsp. 413
Indexp. 417
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ISBN: 9780819198600
ISBN-10: 0819198609
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 440
Published: 21st March 1995
Publisher: UNIV PR OF AMER
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.17 x 15.95  x 3.38
Weight (kg): 0.59

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