India in Greece – Edward Pococke (1852) (1st ed)

S$397.00

India in Greece – Edward Pococke (1852) (1st ed)

S$397.00

Title: India In Greece; Or, Truth In Mythology: Containing The Sources Of The Hellenic Race, The Colonisation Of Egypt And Palestine, The Wars Of The Grand Lama, And The Bud’Histic Propaganda In Greece.

Author: Edward Pococke

Publisher: John J Griffin & Co, 1852. First edition, very scarce.

Condition: Hardcover, embossed cloth. Tears around the spine, with some mending done. Top and bottom of spine very worn and small bits missing. Interior is good. 2 huge maps present and in good condition.

Description

An extremely interesting and still-influential book theorising that the ancient Greek civilisation was in fact a colony of India. The author analyses names, places, myths and various cultural elements to argue that the Greeks derived from the Indians and not that they had a single parent civilisation of the past. With 2 huge maps: one of Greece and another of Punjab and Afghanistan.