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Wisdom of the Ancients

Life lessons from our distant past

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Following on from the huge success of The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places, bestselling author and BBC historian Neil Oliver shows us how we can use the wisdom of our ancestors to find the answers for a more fulfilling life. THE PERFECT READ FOR TROUBLED TIMES From the bestselling author of The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places comes this inspiring and beautifully written meditation on the wisdom inherited from our ancestors. For all we have gained in the modern world, simple peace of mind is hard to find. In a time that is increasingly fraught with complexity and conflict, we are told that our wellbeing relies on remaining as present as possible. But what if the key to being present lies in the past? In Wisdom of the Ancients, Neil Oliver takes us back in time, to grab hold of the ideas buried in forgotten cultures and early civilizations. From Laetoli footprints in Tanzania to Keralan rituals, stone circles and cave paintings, Oliver takes us on a global journey through antiquity. A master storyteller, drawing on immense knowledge of our ancient past, he distils this wisdom into twelve messages that have endured the test of time, and invites us to consider how these might apply to our lives today. The result is powerful and inspirational, moving and profound.

Product code: 9781787633094

ISBN 9781787633094
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H243xW170xS30
No. Of Pages 304
Publisher Transworld Publishers Ltd