H 245 x W 175 mm
Highly illustrated throughout in colour and black & white
Published Nov 2016
This meticulous investigation, based around a famous rock image, the ‘White Lady’, makes it possible to take stock of the mythical presuppositions that infuse a great deal of scientific research, especially in the case of rock art studies.
List of Figures; Introduction; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1: Reinhard Maack and the Brandberg; Chapter 2: A few other servants of the White Lady; Chapter 3: Mary Boyle puts pen to paper; Chapter 4: In which a few doubts arise; Chapter 5: Of a hapax which isn’t one any longer; Chapter 6: The ‘Saharan connection’; Chapter 7: From Atlantis seekers to flying saucer dreamers; Chapter 8: On the role of literature and especially tales of ‘lost worlds’; Chapter 9: In which we look at bridges; Chapter 10: Ophir, the mythical city and Solomonic traditions; Chapter 11: The Queen of Sheba among the Afrikaners; Chapter 12: No photos!; Chapter 13: Knossos in Africa; Chapter 14: The future of an illusion; Chapter 15: Short biographical dictionary of the principal protagonists; Bibliography