Fire and civilization
Allen Lane, 1992 - 247 oldal
The diverse disciplines of history, anthropology, archaeology, psychology, and literature come together in an exploration of humankind's use of, and obsession with, fire. Science Bk Club Main.
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There are no admonitions to be cautious with fire, nor are any praises ever sung
of the hearth as a focus of comfort and sociability. The conditions of the climate
and soil were such that, at this stage of socio-cultural development, water tended
A sense of that importance still resounds in the way historians write about it today
; thus they will say, 'The Greek household had its shrine to Hestia or to Zeus
Ktesion, either of whom could give special protection to hearth and home.'50 I
An intriguing aspect of the hearth cult is that, while it was performed by the master
of the house, the worship was formally directed at Hestia, a goddess. Hephaestus
, the male fire god, was associated with the world of smithies and battlefields.
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FIRE AND CIVILIZATIONFelhasználói ismertető - Kirkus
An offbeat, interesting view of the rise of civilization in relation to the control of fire. From hearths and hellfire to firearms, fission, and fusion, Dutch sociologist Goudsblom (University of ... Teljes értékelés elolvasása
Fire Civilization The domestication of fire as a civilizing process Plan
The stage of predominantly passive use of fire The transition to active use of fire
The widening gap between humans and other animals Clearing land Cooking
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