Ages in Chaos is the second book by Immanuel Velikovsky, first published by Doubleday in , which put forward a major revision of the. simultaneously on Ages in Chaos and Worlds in Collision, the present work .. sentences who Simon YehielVelikovsky was. From the day. Ages in Chaos is the title of Immanuel Velikovsky’s bestseller, a title which also amply describes the state of ancient Egyptian chronology, wherein, according to .

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Ages in Chaos is the second book by Immanuel Velikovskyfirst published by Doubleday inwhich put forward a major revision of the history of the Ancient Near East.

I wasn’t really sure why people referred to him as a nutter until I discovered that another of his books, Worlds in Collision involved a theory that Venus was originally a m Reconstructing Egyptian and Biblical history 13 April When I first heard of Immanuel Velikovsky it was suggested that he was a nutter, however a cursory glance across the Goodreads community actually suggest that there is some acceptance of his theories and I would be one of them, if we restrict ourselves to this book.

The velikovwky searched the records of one land after another and went from one generation to another, taking from everywhere hints and clues, evidence and proof. Ages in Chaos cover. First Edition statedFirst Printing. Whisper of wear, in beautiful condition overall. It was claimed, starting with early reviewers, that Velikovsky’s vvelikovsky of material for proof is often very selective. How our history is based on big mistakes. His starting point for the first volume of the series was that the Exodus took place im, as orthodoxy has it, at some point during the Egyptian New Kingdombut at the fall of the Middle Kingdom.


Say what you will about the man’s theories, they are extremely controversial, he backs them up with more outside references than anything else I’ve ever seen. I am no expert in this field and can only say that Velikovsky has his assumptions and the others have theirs.

Ages in Chaos: Peoples of the Sea Immanuel Velikovsky book

Ages in Chaos Velikovsky, Immanuel Abacus. Small tear beside spine boar.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. The controversy surrounding his work and its reception is often referred to as “the Velikovsky affair”.

Illustrated with endpaper maps and 9 plates. If it were half the length and tightly written it would be a diverting argument, but as it stands it’s really a book for experts in ancient near-Eastern history, and experts in ancient near-Eastern history have uniformly said it’s drivel. The biblical Chaod of Sheba has always been something of a mystery. A second volume was due for publication shortly after this but was postponed.

Ages in Chaos 3 books. NO significant chips, tears or sun discolor. Velikovsky had put forward his ideas briefly in Theses for the Reconstruction of Ancient History inbut Ages in Chaos was his first full-length work on the subject.

Ipuwer wrote his account at chsos end of the Middle Kingdom, a time which included the death of their pharaoh by drowning, followed by agse conquest by the Hyksos and the Egyptian Dark Ages.

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In my not so chaox opinion, free-thinkers like him are the people that this planet needs. I would highly recommend chaks book to anyone with a background in Ancient Near Eastern history who enjoys reading an opposing viewpoint. It’s not helped by Velikovsky’s nondescript prose style which does nothing to hold the reader’s interest.


Earlier, he played a role in the founding of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, and was a respected psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. At the time of his death he considered that completing his reconstruction of ancient history would require a further two volumes: Near Fine condition in Fine jacket, in mylar wrap Edition: Lists with This Book.

Nov 02, Stephen Tuck rated it it was ok. A plague upon puns!

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James, another Glasgow delegate who went on to publish a work challenging the concept of ve,ikovsky widespread dark age at the end of the Bronze Agecredited Velikovsky with “point[ing] the way to a solution by challenging Egyptian chronology”, but criticised Velikovsky’s chronology as “disastrously extreme”, producing “a rash of new problems far more severe than those it hoped to solve” and noted that “Velikovsky understood little of archaeology and nothing of stratigraphy”.

Ages in Chaos volume 1 from The Exodus to King Akhnaton, Cosmological interpretation of mythological source material, compelling theory, very controversial in its time, now considered at least a plausible possibility.

Even prior to publication, the book was the subject of intense controversy. I also discuss these theories in my blog post on Exodus: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Temple Kehoe rated it it was amazing Apr 23, Funerary styles and styles of jewelry disappear for six centuries and then reappear in another place. ln

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