Гиперборея: приключения идеи
In an era of universal secondary education, which gave man an illusion that besides reading, he can also write, and write books no less, the Hyperborean phenomenon became unusually popular in mass literature. History’s secrets had always attracted the reading audience, distracting them from existing problems and leading them into the depths of mysticism.
Unlike other pseudo-scientific works, the book by Anatoly Belyakov and Oleg Matveychev is a scientific work, which meets all the required scientific criteria. Moreover, it calls out to our intellectual society to take care of ourselves, and pay attention to our roots and origins. Stating the historical meaning of Hyperborea, authors within limits of one metaphor describe the European history, following the evolution of certain concepts and intellectual models, which eventually connected the events as a whole, in a “great chain of existence”.
This research also became a reason for authors to talk to readers on serious topics that concern everyone and not only the scientists studying antiquity. Why didn't people in the West like Russians, and when did it start? Why are the poets of the Silver Age being accused of Russian Revolution? Why the racists and nationalists of all kinds are turning to the Hyperborea concept?
After reading the book, the reader will discover the historic discoveries which await him in the near future. Will we discover which of the disappeared civilization was identified by the Greeks as Hyperborea? Will anyone breathe new life into the concept of Hyperborea, which has been completely exploited by politicians, traders, and vain pseudo scientists? Or Hyperborea will continue to remain to us an ancient myth.