History in Black: African-Americans in Search of an Ancient Past

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Taylor & Francis, May 1, 2001 - History - 422 pages
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The development of Afrocentric historical writing is explored in this study which traces this recording of history from the Hellenistic-Roman period to the 19th century. Afrocentric writers are depicted as searching for the unique primary source of "culture" from one period to the next. Such passing on of cultural traits from the "ancient model" from the classical period to the origin of culture in Egypt and Africa is shown as being a product purely of creative history.
 

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Contents

Calling on Our Forefathers History as Redemption and Resurrection I
1
The Foundations of Afrocentric Universal History id
16
The Four Revised Ancient Models
36
Makingup Stories of Egypt
54
The Egyptian Tyranny over Greece in the Bronze Age
70
The Heliocentric Theory
90
A History of Debt
109
Ancient Egypt and the Foundation of Western Philosophy and Science
127
The Curse of Canaan and the Black Presence in the Bible
171
Symbol and Reality
190
Egypt Africa and the Nile Valley as an Afrocentric Dilemma
201
The Invention of the Fictitious Kushite Empire
217
Black Columbus and Black Natives in the New World
230
Conclusion
248
Josephus Guilt and the Afrocentric Misuse of His Account
262
Copyright

The Quest for Ancient Egypts Black Identity
145

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Yaacov Shavit is Professor of the History of the Jewish People, Tel Aviv University.

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