Black Athena Revisited

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Mary R. Lefkowitz, Guy MacLean Rogers
UNC Press Books, 1996 - History - 522 pages

Was Western civilization founded by ancient Egyptians and Phoenicians?
Can the ancient Egyptians usefully be called black?
Did the ancient Greeks borrow religion, science, and philosophy from the Egyptians and Phoenicians?
Have scholars i
 

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Contents

EGYPT
25
ON THE AIMS AND METHODS OF BLACK ATHENA
27
THE BRONZE AGE EVIDENCE
49
AN EGYPTOLOGICAL REVIEW
62
RACE
101
ANCIENT EGYPTIANS AND THE ISSUE OF RACE
103
BERNALS BLACKS AND THE AFROCENTRISTS
112
A TEST IN ANCIENT EGYPT AND THE CASE OF A DEATH ON THE NILE
129
DID EGYPT SHAPE THE GLORY THAT WAS GREECE?
280
VISION OR DREAM OF GREEK ORIGINS?
303
HISTORIOGRAPHY
331
BERNALS ANCIENT MODEL
333
EIGHTEENTHCENTURY HISTORIOGRAPHY IN BLACK ATHENA
349
THE TYRANNY OF GERMANY OVER GREECE?
403
BERNAL AND THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
411
THE BATHWATER AND THE BABY
421

THE NEAR EAST
165
THE LEGACY OF BLACK ATHENA
167
LINGUISTICS
175
THE LINGUISTIC EVIDENCE IN BLACK ATHENA
177
SCIENCE
207
BLACK ATHENA AFROCENTRISM AND THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE
209
GREECE
267
THE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN
269
MULTICULTURALISM AND THE FOUNDATIONS OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION
428
CONCLUSION
445
QUO VADIS?
447
BIBLIOGRAPHY
455
CONTRIBUTORS
505
INDEXES
507
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Mary R. Lefkowitz is Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Wellesley College. She is author of Not Out of Africa and coeditor of Women's Life in Greece and Rome.

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