Peter Daughtrey's Atlantis and the Silver City PDF

By Peter Daughtrey

ISBN-10: 1453271708

ISBN-13: 9781453271704

History's so much fascinating secret could have been solved—recently unearthed proof issues in the direction of the true situation of the traditional, misplaced urban of Atlantis. greater than 2,000 years in the past Plato laid down round 100 cryptic clues concerning the position of the misplaced international of Atlantis. when you consider that then numerous specialists have attempted to crack Plato's code. a few declare Atlantis lies below the volcanic rocks of Santorini. Others position it within the Bermuda Triangle, off the coast of Africa, or say it truly is misplaced perpetually underneath the waves of the Atlantic Ocean. yet what if Atlantis is much nearer than we predict? What if we will stroll its cobble stoned streets at the present time? After a forensic twenty-year exam of Plato's writings, Peter Daughtrey says we will be able to do exactly that. Having matched an remarkable variety of Plato's clues, Daughtrey outlines the total achieve of the traditional empire—and pinpoints the precise position of its as soon as glittering capital urban. His quest for the reality approximately Atlantis runs from the dusty stone quarries of Portugal and the hieroglyphs of Egyptian temples to the newly refurbished museums of Baghdad. It comprises the invention of long-forgotten, vitally major artifacts, sensational proof of a misplaced alphabet and a revealing research that identifies today's descendants of this so much old civilization. specific, actual, and advised with enthusiasm and verve, Atlantis and the Silver urban even unearths the positioning of one other urban from the traditional empire of Atlantis. For simply past the golden seashores of Portugal one other old undersea payment is ready to be came across . . .

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Whereas Croce’s Storia d’Italia had neatly bracketed the liberal epoch, truncating all lines of continuity with the Risorgimento and the Great War, L’Italia in cammino had epochalized the integration between Italian state and society in the pristine chronological space of a century (1815– 1915). 42 Although the two debates had followed one another, Mussolini’s speech reaffirmed that, from the point of view of fascist aesthetic politics, the question of art and the question of history were neither separate nor temporally successive but simultaneous and intertwined.

The postmodern crisis of historical culture reminds us of the success of this operation and the fateful demise of the time-honoured notion of historical consciousness. Whether we consider the ‘incredulity toward metanarratives’ (as classically defined by Jean-François Lyotard),61 or the ritual announcements of the ‘end of history’ (first declared by Alexander Kojève in 1949 and reiterated by Francis Fukuyama in 1989),62 or the transfiguration of the fascist decade into the temporality of fashion, it seems clear that the postmodern age is more properly a posthistoric(al) one.

38 Thus, rather than fixing philosophi- History Belongs to the Present 31 cal, political, and moral boundaries between liberal and fascist conceptions of history, the acrimonious debate that pitched Volpe’s L’Italia in cammino against Croce’s Storia d’Italia ultimately contributed to the drawing of a boundary between professional historiography and nonprofessional historical discourse. This, however, was exactly the line that Mussolini’s 1929 intervention in the historians’ debate sought to cross.

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