R. B. ONIANS
Title: The Origins of European Thought: About the Body, the Mind, the Soul, the World, Time and Fate
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Cambridge University Press February 1988
0521347947 / 9780521347945
Seller ID: 20100521172698
For those unsatisfied until they get to the root of things, this compendium, first published 40 years ago, will be welcome. It includes comparative evidence from Greek, Roman, Norse, Celtic, Jewish, Indian, Chinese, and Christian sources. 583 pp.
An Eighth Day View:
Onians' remarkable work of scholarship sought to deal with the very roots of European civilization and thought: the fundamental beliefs about life, mind, body, soul, and human destiny that are embodied in the myths and legends of the ancients. The volume is remains a fascinating collection of ideas and explanations of cultures as diverse as the Greeks and the Norse, the Celts and the Jews, and the Chinese and the Romans.