Forgotten Books provides an online library with a collection of books available for casual reading or in depth research. London, England, United Kingdom. Founded Date 2007. Operating Status "Active". Forgotten Books is a publishing company focussing on returning old and out of print books to the market. They publish both print and ebooks, available through their website and a mobile app. The website also contains bibliographic analysis tools based on their catalogue. They have over 480000 titles available ranging from the 16th to 20th centuries.
Forgotten Books says that it was founded in 2007 with the goal of "rediscovering and republishing formerly out of print books" (it's rediscovered 484,473 titles so far, and plans to discover another half million). To put it another way, Forgotten Books scrapes books uploaded to Project Gutenberg, and titles posted to Google Books, and republishes them under its own imprint.
George Oliver, D.D. was an English cleric, schoolmaster, topographer, and writer on freemasonry.
Alexander Macbain was a Scottish philologist, best known today for An Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language.
The Rev. Archibald Henry Sayce, was a pioneer British Assyriologist and linguist, who held a chair as Professor of Assyriology at the University of Oxford from 1891 to 1919.
Arthur Fairbanks was an art historian and administrator who lived and worked in the United States. From 1908 to 1925, he was director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
French-American photographer, archeologist, antiquarian and author who studied the pre-Columbian ruins of America, particularly those of the Maya civilization on the northern Yucatán Peninsula. While his writings contain many controversial notions that were not well received by his contemporaries and were later disproven, Le Plongeon left a lasting legacy in his photographs documenting the ancient ruins. He should also be regarded as one of the earliest proponents of Mayanism.
Charles Godfrey Leland (1824-1903) was an American humorist and folklorist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was educated at Princeton University and in Europe. Leland worked in journalism, travelled extensively, and became interested in folklore and folk linguistics.
Daniel Garrison Brinton was an American surgeon, historian, archaeologist and ethnologist.
Donald Alexander Mackenzie was a Scottish journalist and folklorist and a prolific writer on religion, mythology and anthropology in the early 20th century.
Edward Sylvester Ellis was an American author who was born in Ohio and died at Cliff Island, Maine. Ellis was a teacher, school administrator, journalist, and the author of hundreds of books and magazine articles that he produced by his name and by a number of noms de plume.
Anglican theologian and prolific author. He was a typologist, who believed that all the world's myths were corrupted versions of the original stories in the Bible, and an advocate of Day-Age Theory.
Godfrey Higgins (1772 – 1833) was an English magistrate and landowner, a prominent advocate for social reform, historian, and antiquarian. He wrote concerning ancient myths. His book Anacalypsis, was published posthumously, in which he asserts a commonality among various religious myths, which he traces back to the supposed lost religion of Atlantis. He has been termed a "political radical, reforming county magistrate and idiosyncratic historian of religions".
Sir Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge was an English Egyptologist, Orientalist, and philologist who worked for the British Museum and published numerous works on the ancient Near East.
Sir Edward Burnett Tylor was an English anthropologist, the founder of cultural anthropology. Tylor's ideas typify 19th-century cultural evolutionism. In his works Primitive Culture and Anthropology, he defined the context of the scientific study of anthropology, based on the evolutionary theories of Charles Lyell.
English historian, writer, editor, translator, and an influential member of the Theosophical Society, as well as the founder of the Quest Society. His scholarly works dealt mainly with the Hermetic and Gnostic religions of Late Antiquity, and were exhaustive for the time period.
British writer (1866-1931).
James Bonwick was an English-born Australian historical and educational writer.
James Cowles Prichard, FRS (1786 - 1848) was a British physician and ethnologist with broad interests in physical anthropology and psychiatry. His influential Researches into the Physical History of Mankind touched upon the subject of evolution. From 1845, Prichard served as a Medical Commissioner in Lunacy.
Sir James George Frazer was a Scottish social anthropologist and folklorist influential in the early stages of the modern studies of mythology and comparative religion. His most famous work, The Golden Bough, documents and details the similarities among magical and religious beliefs around the world.
British classical scholar and linguist. Harrison is one of the founders, with Karl Kerenyi and Walter Burkert, of modern studies in Ancient Greek religion and mythology. She applied 19th century archaeological discoveries to the interpretation of ancient Greek religion in ways that have become standard.
John Fiske was an American philosopher and historian.
James Lewis Thomas Chalmers Spence was a Scottish journalist, poet, author, folklorist and occult scholar. Spence was a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, and Vice-President of the Scottish Anthropological and Folklore Society. He founded the Scottish National Movement.
Louis Herbert Gray, Ph.D. was an American Orientalist, born at Newark, New Jersey. He graduated from Princeton University in 1896 and from Columbia University. Gray contributed to the annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, with contributions on such topics as the Avestan texts.
Morris Jastrow Jr. (1861 - 1921) was a Polish-born American orientalist and librarian associated with the University of Pennsylvania.
French-American traveler, zoologist, and anthropologist. He became famous in the 1860s as the first modern European outsider to confirm the existence of gorillas, and later the Pygmy people of central Africa. He later researched the prehistory of Scandinavia.
Norwegian historian, archaeologist and educator.
American-born British Assyriologist. Born to George Knowles and Abigail Hassinger Langdon in Monroe, Michigan, Langdon studied at the University of Michigan, participating in Phi Beta Kappa and earning an A. B. in 1898 and an A. M. in 1899. Following this he went to New York's Union Theological Seminary, graduating in 1903, and then on to Columbia University to obtain a Ph.D. in 1904. Langdon then became a fellow of Columbia in France, during which time he was ordained as a deacon of the Church of England in Paris.
Thomas Inman (1820-1876) was a house-surgeon to the Liverpool Royal Infirmary. In his lifetime he had numerous medical papers published. He was also an amateur mythologist, and wrote Ancient Pagan and Modern Christian Symbolism, first published in 1869 and then again in 1875.
The first president of Boston University. Warren's identification of Atlantis with the North Pole was maintained by positioning Atlas in the far north by mapping out ancient Greek cosmology.
William Richard Lethaby was an English architect and architectural historian whose ideas were highly influential on the late Arts and Crafts and early Modern movements in architecture, and in the fields of conservation and art education.
American lawyer and amateur astronomer. In 1909, after attending a lecture by Edward Charles Pickering, he developed an interest in observing variable stars.
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