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Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots...

Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots...

Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots...

Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization (E-Book) Download this e-book or purchase the hard copy at UnitedBlackBooks.org! Bit.ly/UBNation #UBNTopBooks - May 2019 In Classical civilization, Martin Bernal argues, has deep roots in Afro-Asiatic cultures. But these Afro-Asiatic influences have been systematically ignored, denied, or suppressed since the #EighteenthCentury - chiefly for #racist reasons. The popular view is that #Greek #civilisation was the result of the conquest of a #sophisticated but weak #native population by vigorous #Indo-European speakers--or #Aryans--from the North. But the Classical Greeks, Bernal argues, knew nothing of this "Aryan model." They did not see their political institutions, #science, #philosophy, or #religion as original, but rather as derived from the East in general, and #Egypt in particular. Black Athena is a three-volume work. Volume 1 concentrates on the crucial period between 1785 and 1850, which saw the Romantic and racist reaction to the #Enlightenment and the #FrenchRevolution, and the consolidation of Northern expansion into other continents. In an unprecedented tour de force, Bernal makes meaningful links between a wide range of areas and disciplines--drama #poetry, #myth, #theological controversy, #esoteric #religion, #philosophy, #biography, language, #historical narrative, and the emergence of "modern scholarship." About the Author Martin Bernal is Professor Emeritus of Government Studies at Cornell University, specialising in ancient African civilisations and origins of Western civilisations. He was educated at Darrington and King's College, Cambridge, where he was a research fellow and tutor. He has published widely on modern Chinese history.

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