Title: Essays on Various Subjects, Philological, Philosophical, Ethnological, and Archaeological, Connected With the Prehistorical Records of the Civilized Nations of Ancient Europe, Especially of That Race Which First Occupied Great Britain General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1858 Original Publisher: John Russell Smith Subjects: Europe Wales Ethnology Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: ON THE EARLY INTERCOURSE BETWEEN THE EASTERN AND WESTERN WORLD, AND ON CELTIC COINS. In addition to the prehistorical evidence derivable from philological and archaeological studies in support of the common unity of the great Indo-European family, which, from some spot in central Asia, sent forth colonies eastward and westward, so as finally to people the vast territories whose inhabitants still speak dialects of the Indo-European language, and are classed together by ethnologists as branches of one great division of mankind, the time has come for reopening the question, whether there does not still exist much evidence of a pure historical character to show, for example, that the ancient nations which occupied the shores of the Mediterranean held in remote periods constant intercourse with the people who dwelt on the shores of the Atlantic, north of the Pillars of Hercules, and with the primitive population of the British Isles ? If this be shown clearly, it may serve to remove some of the difficulties which general readers feel, when called upon to believe that the Ancient Britons had participated in all the knowledge which was the traditionary inheritance of the patriarchal ages in the least corrupted periods. To omit entirely for the present, investigations respecting the long voyages o...
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