The Golden Age of the Moor

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Ivan Van Sertima
Transaction Publishers, 1992 - Blacks - 474 pages
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Well, this book isn't one of the youngest I've read and it bears clear message of the Sixties. Be prepared for some fact errors. God knows if it was meant as a blatant lie, misunderstanding or huddle job through. Who cares, it's in circulation so author can't fix it. For example, the "whiteness" of the North African "Moors" - yes, there were brought ten thousands of Slavs/Slaves who were gradually incorporated into local populations, not mentioning few thousands (20 000?) of "Vandals" (Vandal core + many more non-Vandals with them) in nowadays Tunisia, Romans, Greeks...but physical features of the North Africans is a matter of gene flows which took place many millenia before Roman Empire etc. So, it's rather weak reading, I will not recommend it to you. Read something new, brand new. There are many new findings and NEW language. I don't mean that careful language of politicians, I mean language where colour is not linked with language, religion and ethnicity, for example ;-) 

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