"An inspiring account of the history, culture and language of Western peoples."
Written in 1888, long before the term had any negative connotations, The Aryan Race: Its Origins and its Achievements opens with a racial definition of who Aryans and goes on to show how modern Indo-European languages clearly come from a common root. This leads Charles Morris to the Pontic Steppe between the Caspian and the Black Sea as the original Aryan homeland.
There follows a description of ancient Aryan households and farming methods, and how these led to the development of legal systems, cultural and religious practices and political structures.
An in-depth analysis of the Rig-Vedas and the Zend Avesta shows their similarity to Greek and Roman myths and the parallels with the Norse Edda as well as the Irish Cúchulainn.
The late 19th century was a time of unparalleled European supremacy over the world, and the final chapter foresees the continuation of unrivalled Aryan dominance throughout the 20th century and beyond.
Events haven't played out as Morris predicted, but nonetheless, his unbridled confidence teaches the modern reader a much-needed lesson: The only path to racial preservation lies in physical geographical separation, not Aryan rule over other races.
"A treasure-trove of facts, legends and stories, all reflecting the collective genius of Aryan peoples across the centuries."
"A politically incorrect take on white history and culture from before the idea of political incorrectness even existed"