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About the Author: Ignatius L. Donnelly

U.S. Congressman, populist writer and science writer.

His most known theories are on Atlantis, Shakespearean authorship and Catastrophism.

Donnelly ran in multiple elections for governor of Minnesota and was Republican congressman from 1863–1868.

In 1892, Donnelly wrote the preamble of the People's Party's Omaha Platform for the presidential campaign of that year. He was nominated for Vice President of the United States in 1900 by the People's Party.


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ISBN10: 144740341X | ISBN13: 9781447403418

At the center of Donnelly's thesis are similarities between widely separated cultures. This he interpreted as evidence that all civilization diffused outward from a central point: a now sunken continent in the mid-Atlantic. He cites mythological, linguistic, ethnographic & other evidence for his theory, which at the time seemed to add up to an airtight case. He proposes a literal interpretation of Plato's Atlantis account. He also ties it 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 which disappeared overnight in a great catastrophe? Was this an historical account or a philosophical fable? Why do widely separated cultures on every continent have a similar myth of a flood from which only a few survived to restart civilization? It's only in the past half century that proposals based in scientific fact have been proposed to solve these conundrums. It now appears that these two problems may actually be totally unrelated altho both have a spectacular origin related to catastrophes of geological scale.
Publisher's Preface
1 The History Of Atlantis
The Purpose Of The Book
Plato's History Of Atlantis
The Probabilities Of Plato's Story
Was Such A Catastrophe Possible?
The Testimony Of The Sea
The Testimony Of The Flora & Fauna
2 The Deluge
The Destruction Of Atlantis Described In The Deluge Legends
The Deluge Of The Bible
The Deluge Of The Chaldeans
The Deluge Legends Of Other Nations
The Deluge Legends Of America
Some Consideration Of The Deluge Legends
3 The Civilization Of The Old World & New Compared
Civilization An Inheritance
The Identity Of The Civilizations Of The Old World & The New
American Evidences Of Intercourse With Europe Or Atlantis
Corroborating Circumstances
The Question Of Complexion
Genesis Contains A History Of Atlantis
The Origin Of Our Alphabet
The Bronze Age In Europe
Artificial Deformation Of The Skull
4 Mythologies Of The Old World A Recollection Of Atlantis
Traditions Of Atlantis
The Kings Of Atlantis Become The Gods Of The Greeks
The Gods Of The Phoenicians Also Kings Of Atlantis
The God Odin, Woden or Wotan
The Pyramid, The Cross & The Garden Of Eden
Gold & Silver The Sacred Metals Of Atlantis
5 The Colonies Of Atlantis
The Central American & Mexican Colonies
The Egyptian Colony
The Colonies Of The Mississippi Valley
The Iberian Colonies Of Atlantis
The Peruvian Colony
The African Colonies
The Irish Colonies From Atlantis
The Oldest Son Of Noah
The Antiquity of Some of Our Great Inventions
The Aryan Colonies From Atlantis
Atlantis Reconstructed

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