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Black Athena Revisited by Mary R. Lefkowitz

Black Athena Revisited

by Mary R. Lefkowitz (Editor), Guy MacLean Rogers (Editor)

Other authors: John Baines (Contributor), Kathryn A. Bard (Contributor), C. Loring Brace (Contributor), Kari Brandt (Contributor), John E. Coleman (Contributor)18 more, Edith Hall (Contributor), Jay H. Jasanoff (Contributor), Richard Jenkyns (Contributor), Mario Liverani (Contributor), Sarah P. Morris (Contributor), A. Russell Nelson (Contributor), Robert E. Norton (Contributor), Alan Nussbaum (Contributor), David O'Connor (Contributor), Robert Palter (Contributor), John Robb (Contributor), Guy MacLean Rogers (Contributor), Frank M. Snowden, Jr. (Contributor), David P. Tracer (Contributor), Lawrence A. Tritle (Contributor), Emily T. Vermeule (Contributor), Lucia Allen Yaroch (Contributor), Frank J. Yurco (Contributor)

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Lefkowitz, Mary R.Editorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rogers, Guy MacLeanEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Baines, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bard, Kathryn A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brace, C. LoringContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brandt, KariContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Coleman, John E.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hall, EdithContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jasanoff, Jay H.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jenkyns, RichardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Liverani, MarioContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Morris, Sarah P.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nelson, A. RussellContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Norton, Robert E.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nussbaum, AlanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
O'Connor, DavidContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Palter, RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Robb, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rogers, Guy MacLeanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Snowden, Frank M., Jr.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tracer, David P.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tritle, Lawrence A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Vermeule, Emily T.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Yaroch, Lucia AllenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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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 ignored the Afroasiatic roots of Western civilization as a result of racism and anti-Semitism?

In this collection of twenty essays, leading scholars in a broad range of disciplines confront the claims made by Martin Bernal in Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization. In that work, Bernal proposed a radical reinterpretation of the roots of classical civilization, contending that ancient Greek culture derived from Egypt and Phoenicia and that European scholars have been biased against the notion of Egyptian and Phoenician influence on Western civilization. The contributors to this volume argue that Bernal's claims are exaggerated and in many cases unjustified.

Topics covered include race and physical anthropology; the question of an Egyptian invasion of Greece; the origins of Greek language, philosophy, and science; and racism and anti-Semitism in classical scholarship. In the conclusion to the volume, the editors propose an entirely new scholarly framework for understanding the relationship between the cultures of the ancient Near East and Greece and the origins of Western civilization.

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